Plate 84. LAKE CREEK: 1962 - 1999 An increase in pool height by 1999 flooded out many of the willows (Salix spp.) seen in the 1962 photo. The 1962 photos were taken during late fall when aspen (Populus tremuloides) and other deciduous species were leafless. The leafless shrubs in the foreground of the 1962 photo are current (Ribes sp.). Spruce (Picea sp.) was more abundant along Lake Creek in 1999 and most of the aspen stands were heavily invaded by conifers. The steep rocky hillside (photo left center) is occupied by Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and curlleaf mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius). Some of the aspen stands below that hill had regenerated by 1999.
1962 photo was taken by the U.S. Forest Service; 1999 photo is Kay #4465-6A, taken on Aug. 11. Forest Service photo held by the Loa Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest, Loa, UT
Aspen, Conifer, Mountain Brush, Sagebrush, Riparian
South Central: Johnson Valley Reservoir, Fishlake National Forest, Loa Ranger District, T25S, R2E, Sect. 26, UTM 4272400 N, 442300 E; elevation 8,860 ft., viewed to northeast.