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Paria River




Plate 428X. Paria River 1932 – 2004 Viewed northeast across the Paria River above Cannonville, UT. Cottonwoods and other woody riparian vegetation have increased dramatically despite yearly livestock grazing. The river channel has narrowed and stabilized. The foreground is now an irrigated alfalfa field. Most of the area in the photographs is private property. Pinyon and juniper have increased on the toe of the slope below the distant cliff.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (270639) taken by Reed W. Bailey in 1932; retake by Charles E. Kay on May 12, 2004 - - Photo No. 5299-22. Original photo held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 5), Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 18, Range 2 West, Township 37 South; UTM 407100 E, 4159600 N; elevation 5,920 ft.

January 2018