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Lower Salina Canyon




Plate 43. LOWER SALINA CANYON: 1923 - 1996 NOTE: Construction of Interstate Highway I-70 has changed much of the foreground and Salina Creek has been moved and channelized. The vegetation on the south-facing hillsides has changed very little since 1923 except for a slight increase in pinyon (Pinus edulis) and juniper (Juniperus sp.). Along the canyon bottom, greasewood (Sarcobatus vermiculatus) appears to have increased since 1923.

Photo Information:

1923 photo taken by Spieker #78; 1996 photo is Kay #4081-1, taken on Sept, 27. Spieker photo held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Archives, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Riparian, Salt Desert Shrub


South Central: Near Soldier Canyon, Fishlake N.F, Richfield R.D., T22S, R1E., Sect. 5, UTM 4309200 N, 428700 E; elevation 5,360 ft.; view to the north.

January 2018