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Rockville, Utah

1902

2006

Description:

Plate 1231X. Rockville, Utah 1902 – 2006 Viewed west to the town of Rockville on the Virgin River south of Zion National Park. Utah Highway 9 has been widened and paved. Cottonwoods and other woody riparian vegetation has increased along the Virgin River. Note how denuded the river channel was in 1902 and how heavily vegetated that same area is today.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken in 1902; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 10, 2006 - - Photo No. 5651-21. Original photograph from Mead (1903: Plate 17 – Figure 2).

Vegetative Community:

Riparian

Location:

South West: Section 6, Range 10 West, Township 42 South; UTM 319700 E, 4114600 N; elevation 4,000 ft.

January 2018