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Navajo Lake




Plate 610X. Navajo Lake 1939 – 2004 Viewed south along the dam on Navajo Lake. The 1939 image shows the dam shortly after it was built to keep Navajo Lake from draining out Navajo Sink - - see Plate 608x. Later that same year, the lake level rose and washed-out the dam and spillway - - see Plate 611x. In the distance, conifers have increased, while aspen has declined. Many spruce, however, have recently been killed by insects and disease. A new road right-of-way has been cleared on the far side of the lake.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph taken in May 1939; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 10, 2004 - - Photo No. 5383-14A. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Conifer, Aspen


South West: Section 8, Range 8 West, Township 38 South; UTM 344400 E, 4154400 N; elevation 9,030 ft.

January 2018