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Duck Lake Snow Course




Plate 1082X. Duck Lake Snow Course 1936 – 2005 Viewed north along the old snow survey course at Duck Lake. In 1936, a series of snow courses were established throughout southern Utah by what is today the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). When they were first set-up, photographs were taken at each snow survey site. Although the snow course at Duck Lake is no longer used by NRCS, the photos remain. Utah Highway 14 has been realigned, widened and paved. The gravel road in the foreground now provides access to the Duck Lake Guard Station. One of the two large spruce on the left has recently fallen.

Photo Information:

Original photograph (NRCS – 206) taken on September 8, 1936; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 31, 2005 - - Photo No. 5536-3. Original photograph held by the Snow Survey Supervisor, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen


South West: Section 12, Range 8 West, Township 38 South; UTM 350000 E, 4153300 N; elevation 8,550 ft.

January 2018