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Ikes Valley Reservoir

1952

1958

2005

Description:

Plate 985X. Ikes Valley Reservoir 1952 – 1958 – 2005 Viewed south to the reservoir at the head of Ikes Valley. The area around the pond has been treated and is mostly smooth brome and Kentucky bluegrass with some native Stipa spp. In the distance, ponderosa pine, juniper, oakbrush, Utah serviceberry, snowberry, currant, and squaw apple have all increased. Utah Highway 14 is located on top of the distant hill in the 1952 and 1958 images, but is hidden from view by forest in-growth today. The site was actively being grazed by sheep in 2005.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photographs (unnumbered) taken on July 18, 1952 and September 4, 1958; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 31, 2005 - - Photo No. 5497-5. Original photographs, negatives, and narrative reports held in the range files on the Cedar City Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Dry Meadow, Conifer, Juniper, Oakbrush, Mountain Brush, Riparian

Location:

South West: Section 17, Range 6 West, Township 38 South; UTM 363300 E, 4151300 N; elevation 7,720 ft.

January 2018