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Johnson Wash




Plate 523X. Johnson Wash 1939 – 2004 Viewed north across one of the upper branches of Johnson Wash to the Pink Cliffs. This area has not been treated or reseeded, most likely due to the exposed lava. The county road has been realigned. Sagebrush appears largely unchanged except there was more grass cover, primarily needle and thread and Indian rice grass, in 2004 despite the extended drought. Pinyon and juniper have increased in the distance. Johnson Wash appears more heavily vegetated today than it did in earlier times.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by H.E. Gregory (No. 930) in 1939; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 29, 2004 - - Photo No. 5351-16. Original photograph held in the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Sagebrush, Pinyon, Juniper


South West: Section 11, Range 5 West, Township 41 South; UTM 377300 E, 4124900 N; elevation 6,030 ft.

January 2018