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Navajo Lake




Plate 626X. Navajo Lake 1938 – 2004 Viewed northwest to Navajo Lake on the Dixie National Forest. The area in the foreground was inundated by high water during the early 1980’s - - see Plates 620x and 625x. The lake level has since fallen due to the extended drought. Aspen in the foreground was killed by the flooding. In the distance, conifers have increased, while aspen has declined. Many spruce, however, have recently been killed by insects and disease.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (369105) taken by W.H. Shaffer on August 23, 1938; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 10, 2004 - - Photo No. 5389-4. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Conifer, Aspen


South West: Section 7, Range 8 West, Township 38 South; UTM 343200 E, 4153700 N; elevation 9,060 ft.

January 2018