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East Fork Of The Virgin River




Plate 543X. East Fork of the Virgin River 1909 – 2004 Viewed east across the East Fork of the Virgin River to Elkheart Cliffs about a mile south of Orderville, UT. Woody riparian vegetation, primarily cottonwoods, has increased, despite yearly livestock grazing on the private pasturelands along the river. The original camera station, which was on the old roadway, was destroyed when U.S. Highway 89 was realigned, widened, and paved. Pinyon and juniper have increased on the hills above the East Fork. Utah serviceberry, oakbrush, and birchleaf mountain mahogany are also present.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by g.B. Richardson (No. 192) in 1909; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 1, 2004 - - Photo No. 5358-30. Original photograph held in the U.S. geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper, Oakbrush, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 8, Range 7 West, Township 41 South; UTM 353200 E, 4124100 N; elevation 5,400 ft.

January 2018