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Spectacle Lake




Plate 75X. Spectacle Lake 1938-2002 Viewed northwest along the eastern shore of Spectacle Lake on the Aquarius Plateau (a.k.a. Boulder Top). This photograph apparently was taken late in spring or early in summer after the dam on the lake’s outlet had failed - - see Plate 77x. The dam has since been rebuilt, which accounts for the boulders in the foreground of the retake. Conifers, primarily spruce, have increased markedly.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken in 1938; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 12, 2002 - - Photo No. 4981-22. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Conifer


South West: Section 30, Range 4 East, Township 31 South; UTM 455400E, 4214400N; elevation 10,900 ft.

January 2018