Bighorn sheep watering hole could be drained by Cadiz water project, state says

State biologists tested the company’s finding by installing GPS collars on the legally-protected sheep, which are a signature species of the California desert. The researchers found the sheep do use Bonanza Spring, a year-round watering hole that’s part of a mile-long green corridor in the Clipper Mountains. Other scientists funded by the Mojave Desert Land Trust used molecular isotopes and temperature measurements to conclude that contrary to what a Cadiz geologist claimed, the spring is not just fed by rains, but by an ancient underground aquifer that is also connected to wellfield water that would be used by the company.

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