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Paria River And Townsite




Plate 854X. Paria River and Townsite 1900 – 2005 Viewed south-southwest down the Paria River. The old townsite has long since been abandoned. The river channel has narrowed and appears more vegetated today than in the past. Cottonwoods, once watered by the town’s irrigation system, have died but others have become established along the river. Willows, tamarisk, and Russian olive also occupy on the floodplain, while greasewood, saltbrush, and rubber rabbitbrush dominate upland sites.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken ca.1900; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 18, 2005 - - Photo No. 5450-28. Original photograph from Kelsey (2004:261).

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Salt Desert Shrub


South West: Section 7, Range 1 West, Township 41 South; UTM 415600 E, 4123200 N; elevation 4,840 ft.

January 2018