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Salina Creek




Plate 39. SALINA CREEK: 1923 - 1996 The original photo point was destroyed by Interstate Highway I-70 construction, as has the hillside on the right in the 1923 photo. Salina Creek has been channelized and is hidden from view by I-70 fill in the 1996 photo. Pinyon (Pinus edulis) and juniper (Juniperus sp.) appear to have increased on the remaining area, but not to any great extent since the canyon walls are harsh sites for plant establishment and growth.

Photo Information:

1923 photo taken by Spieker #74; 1996 photo is Kay #4077-9, taken on Sept, 26. Spieker photo held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Archives, Denver CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Sagebrush


South Central: Above Coal Hollow, Fishlake N.F, Richfield R.D., T23S, R2E., Sect. 13, UTM 4305200 N, 445500 E; elevation 6,400 ft.; view to west.

January 2018