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Nipple Lake




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.

Photo Information:

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).

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Riparian


South West: Section 30, Range 2 West, Township 40 South; UTM 406350 E, 4128670 N; elevation 5,550 ft.

January 2018