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Meeks Lake

1920

1999

Description:

Plate 95. MEEKS LAKE: ca. 1920 - 1999 The 1920 photo point could not be used in 1999 because pinyon (Pinus edulis) and juniper (Juniiperus sp.) and other woody vegetation blocked the view. The perspective is therefore slightly different. Pinyon and juniper increased dramatically in the time interval, and aspen (Populus tremuloides) increased in height. The lake in the two photos look different because a dam had been constructed after 1920 raising the water level and extending the lake surface to the east.

Photo Information:

The ca. 1920 photo is U.S. Forest Service #34263; 1999 photo is Kay #4470-5, taken on Aug. 12. Forest Service photo [2310 Fishlake-40] held by the Forest Service Regional Office Photographic Collection housed at Weber State Univ., Ogden, UT

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Sagebrush, Aspen

Location:

South Central: Thousand Lake Mountain, Fishlake National Forest, Loa Ranger District, T26S, R4E, Sect. 22, UTM 4265300 N, 460500 E; elevation 8,350 ft., viewed to east- northeast.

January 2018