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East Fork Of The Virgin River




Plate 554X. East Fork of the Virgin River 1937 – 2004 Viewed southeast across the East Fork of the Virgin River to Elkheart Cliffs about two miles below Orderville, UT. The view from the original camera station is now blocked by pinyon and juniper, so the retake was made from the nearest open area. Cottonwoods have increased along the East Fork, while pinyon and juniper have increased on the more distant hills. Oakbrush, Utah serviceberry, and birchleaf mountain mahogany have also increased. U.S. Highway 89 has been realigned, widened, and paved. The opening in the pinyon-juniper across the river was created by chaining.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by J.C. Anderson (No. 85) in 1937; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 2, 2004 - - Photo No. 5363-34. Original photograph held in the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Riparian, Oakbrush, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 8, Range 7 West, Township 41 South; UTM 352950 E, 4124800 N; elevation 5,680 ft.

January 2018