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East Fork Of The Virgin River




Plate 547X. East Fork of the Virgin River 1938 – 2004 Viewed northwest up the East Fork of the Virgin River about two miles above Glendale, UT. The boulder on the cliff-edge in the lower right corner of the 1938 image is still there, but its right side has broken and fallen. Note that the three smaller rocks immediately to the left of the boulder are still in their original position. Oakbrush and woody riparian vegetation, primarily cottonwoods and willows, have increased at the expense of cleared fields along the East Fork. The area has been subdivided into small acreages and numerous homes constructed, but most are hidden from view by the dense vegetation. Pinyon and juniper have increased, as have Utah serviceberry, and birchleaf mountain mahogany. U.S. Highway 89 has been widened and paved.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by J.C. Anderson (No. 69) in 1938; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 2, 2004 - - Photo No. 5360-27. Original photograph held in the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Oakbrush, Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 11, Range 7 West, Township 40 South; UTM 358700 E, 4134300 N; elevation 6,280 ft.

January 2018