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Johnson Wash




Plate 484X. Johnson Wash 1939 – 2004 Viewed south down Johnson Wash just above Oak Canyon. Johnson Wash has stabilized and is more heavily vegetated today than in earlier times. Willows, tamarisk, and cottonwoods have increased, as have pinyon and juniper. Wyoming big sage and four-wing saltbrush occupy drier sites.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by H.E. Gregory (No. 926) in 1939; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 7, 2004 - - Photo No. 5335-27. Original photograph held in the U.S. Geological Survey Photograph Library, Denver, CO. For an earlier retake see Webb et al. (1991:43).

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper, Sagebrush


South West: Section 27, Range 5 West, Township 42 South; UTM 376328 E, 4110473 N; elevation 5,400 ft.

January 2018