Plate 459X. Nipple Lake 1948 – 2004 Viewed west across Nipple Lake to No Mans Mesa (7,200 ft.). Due to the extended drought, the water level has fallen and much of the former lake is now a wet meadow supporting a lush growth of sedges, rushes, and horsetails. The area is private property and is grazed yearly by cattle. Pinyon and juniper have increased in the distance.
Original photograph taken by Jack Breed in 1948; retake by Charles E. Kay on May 17, 2004 - - Photo No. 5317-23. Original photograph from Breed (1949:392).
Pinyon, Juniper, Riparian
South West: Section 30, Range 2 West, Township 40 South; UTM 406350 E, 4128670 N; elevation 5,550 ft.