The purpose of the well is solely for the local residents, the wildlife of Kofa Wildlife Refuge.
Notice the little cement ramp in the upper corner so that the little critters including birds can get down to the water if the level is low or they can get out if they happen to fall in.
There were tracks of Desert Bighorn Sheep at the well. I would like to see them at least once in my lifetime.
That evening I was surrounded by a herd of coyote with one right at the door. It sounded as if there were at least 4 or 5 yippin and howling. Of course as soon as I turned on the outside light and opened the door they took off.