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Dry Wash

1932

2003

Description:

Plate 206X. Dry Wash 1932 - 2003 Viewed northeast in Dry Wash east of Antimony, Utah. The original photograph was taken to document soil and gully erosion, which were common at that time. Today, there is no evidence of recent soil erosion. Instead, an interesting fenceline comparison has developed. The area below the fence is more heavily grazed by livestock, both cattle and domestic sheep, and there, sagebrush and green rabbitbrush are common. In contrast, the area above the fence is more lightly grazed and there grasses, primarily needle and thread, are more abundant. Pinyon and juniper have increased on the far hillside despite the fact that several of the older trees have died. Neither side of the fence had been grazed by livestock in 2003.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (271996) taken by Reid W. Bailey on September 17, 1932; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 19, 2003 - - Photo No. 5193-24A. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reid W. Bailey Collection (Box 5), Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper

Location:

South West: Section 11, Range 2 West, Township 31 South; UTM 414700E, 4220000N; elevation 6,660 ft.

January 2018