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Lower Three Lakes




Plate 867X. Lower Three Lakes 1872 – 2005 Viewed north to the lower of the Three Lakes above Kanab, Utah. U.S. Highway 89 is on the right. Cottonwoods have increased. Willows appear unchanged, except where overtopped by cottonwoods. Pinyon and juniper have increased in the distance. All three lakes are now private property. Development has been limited, however, because a small endemic snail is on the federal endangered species list.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by John Hillers (No. 466) in 1872; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 19, 2005 - - Photo No. 5455-16. Original photograph held by the National Archives, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 30, Range 6 West, Township 42 South; UTM 360900 E, 4110450 N; elevation 5,420 ft.

January 2018