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Kanab Creek




Plate 868X. Kanab Creek 1932 – 2005 Viewed south down Kanab Creek just below the mouth of John R Canyon. The original photopoint has been disturbed by road construction along Kanab Creek. A road has also been built from right to left across Kanab Creek - - see Plate 859x for an up-stream view. In addition, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has built a large pet cemetery near the camera station. Willows and cottonwoods have increased, as have pinyon, juniper, oakbrush, skunkbrush, sagebrush, and rubber rabbitbrush. Russian olive and tamarisk can also be found along the creek. The active stream channel has narrowed and is more stable today than it was in the past.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (270607) taken by Reed W. Bailey in 1932; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 19, 2005 - - Photo No. 5455-23. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 5), Salt Lake City, UT. See Webb et al. (1991:38) for a 1985 retake - - the USGS retake is incorrectly labeled as an up-stream view.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper, Oakbrush, Sagebrush


South West: Section 20, Range 6 West, Township 42 South; UTM 363200 E, 4112100 N; elevation 5,440 ft.

January 2018