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Oak Creek

1929

2006

Description:

Plate 1218X. Oak Creek 1929 – 2006 Viewed west up Oak Creek to the Towers of the Virgin in Zion National Park. West Temple (7,810 ft) is on the left and the Altar of Sacrifice (7,505 ft) is on the right. Pinyon and juniper have increased as have blackbrush, Mormon tea, and cheatgrass, while native bunchgrasses have declined. Cottonwoods and boX elder have increased along Oak Creek.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by Grant (Z-112) on September 11, 1929; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 8, 2006 - - Photo No. 5645-14. Original photograph (Zion 12366) held by the National Park Service, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Black Conifer Brush, Riparian

Location:

South West: Section 21, Range 10 West, Township 41 South; UTM 324250 E, 4119900 N; elevation 4,100 ft.

January 2018