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Oak Creek Reservoir

1935

2002

Description:

Plate 87X. Oak Creek Reservoir 1935-2002 Viewed southwest across Oak Creek Reservoir to Boulder Top (10,800 ft.). The photopoint is on the outlet dam and the original was taken shortly after the reservoir was constructed - - note all the standing dead trees and floating timber in the water. Most of that woody debris has since found its way to the bottom or has been removed by government officials. Conifers, primarily spruce, have increased while aspen has declined. All aspen stands have been heavily invaded by conifers. The reservoir was at maximum drawdown in 2002 due to the extended drought and downstream water demands.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph 307758 taken by K.D. Swan in August 1935; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 31, 2002 - - Photo No. 4996-3. Original photograph held by U. S. Forest Service Regional Photographic Collection (2310-Dixie-137) housed at Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Aspen, Riparian

Location:

South West: Section 28, Range 5 East, Township 31 South; UTM 467750E, 4213850N; elevation 10,080 ft.

January 2018