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Hurricane Cliffs




Plate 1422X. Hurricane Cliffs 1909 – 2006 Viewed north-northeast across the Kanarra Valley to the Hurricane Cliffs southwest of Kanarraville, Utah. Plates 1422x to 1426x form a panorama from left to right. Pinyon and juniper now block the original camera station, so the retakes were made form the nearest open area. A second set of retakes was then made from two different photopoints 300 yards further to the east to show the changes that have occurred on the valley floor. Pinyon and juniper have increased, as have oakbrush, skunkbrush, and other mountain brush species. Willows and cottonwoods have increased along Kanarra Creek. New homes have been constructed and Interstate 15 has been built near the base of the Hurricane Cliffs.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by G.B. Richardson (No. 171a) in 1909; retakes by Charles E. Kay on August 8, 2006 - - Photo Nos. 5727-20 and 5729-4. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Mountain Brush, Riparian


South West: Section 8, Range 12 West, Township 38 South; UTM 303500 E, 4153100 N; elevation 5,350 ft - - for the first retakes.

January 2018