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Coal Creek




Plate 1339X. Coal Creek 1934 – 2006 Viewed northwest (down stream) to the uppermost sediment-retention dam on Coal Creek east of Cedar City. Woody riparian vegetation now blocks the original photopoint, so the retake was made from the nearest open area. Willows and cottonwoods have increased, as has other riparian vegetation. Soil erosion has declined. Pinyon and juniper have increased in the distance. The dam is still functional but is hidden from view in the retake by the lush growth of riparian vegetation.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (unnumbered) taken in 1934; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 17, 2006 - - Photo No. 5695-8. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 21, Range 10 West, Township 36 South; UTM 324100 E, 4169450 N; elevation 6,400 ft.

January 2018