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Dry Wash




Plate 207X. 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 the time. Today, though, there is no evidence of recent overland flows or accelerated soil erosion. An interesting fenceline comparison, however, has developed. The area below the fence is more heavily grazed by cattle and domestic sheep, and there bare soil is common and both black sage and green rabbitbrush have declined. In contrast, the area above the fence is more lightly grazed and there grasses, primarily needle and thread and blue gramma, are more abundant. Neither side of the fence had been grazed in 2003.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (271995) taken by Reid W. Bailey on September 17, 1932; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 19, 2003 - - Photo No. 5193-26A. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reid W. Bailey Collection (Box 5), Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:



South West: Section 11, Range 2 West, Township 31 South; UTM 413850E, 4220150N; elevation 6,560 ft.

January 2018