Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition. M-X/MPS (M-X/Multiple Protective Shelter) Environmental Technical Report. Volume 2. Protected Species.
Preliminary final environmental impact statement.
HENNINGSON DURHAM AND RICHARDSON SANTA BARBARA CA
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Four aquatic habitats in Nevada have been selected for intensive study in an effort to provide a data base that will allow objective estimates of probable impacts on the aquatic biota within the proposed area for deployment of an MX Missile System in Nevada. This report summarizes information developed as a result of field work in June, July, August, and September, 1980, at Preston Big SPring in White River Valley, Lockes Ranch in Railroad Valley, Shoshone Ponds in Spring Valley, and in the outflow of Ash Spring in Pahranagat Valley. These aquatic habitats were selected as being representative of the kinds of aquatic habitats in the deployment area. The report includes a physical description of the four areas intensively sampled, information on certain physical and chemical characteristics of the water, data on occurrence, distribution and abundance of plants and animals in each of the four habitats, and information on food habits and population sizes of the fish populations. In addition, results of a molluscan survey of aquatic habitats in Spring Valley are included. Appendix A provides site specific information regarding occurrence and status of sensitive species of animals at many other localities within the deployment area. While this information is not complete, it does provide site specific information available to us at present beyond the four habitats intensively sampled.