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Santa Clara River




Plate 762X. Santa Clara River 1918 – 2004 Viewed southeast up the Santa Clara River to the Pine Valley Mountains. This area is above Pine Valley Reservoir and today is a Forest Service campground. Conifers now block the original photopoint so the retake was made from the nearest open area. White fir, ponderosa pine, spruce, pinyon, juniper, oakbrush, and mountain brush have all increased setting the stage for high intensity wildfires. Willows and river birch have declined along the river, as conifers have increased.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (37052A) taken ca. 1918; retake by Darrell McMahon on August 12, 2004 - - Photo No. DM-52-34. Original photograph (4110-Dixie-17) held in the Forest Service Regional Office Photographic Collection housed at Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Mountain Brush, Riparian


South West: Section 20, Range 14 West, Township 39 South; UTM 281104 E, 4139768 N; elevation 6,813 ft.

January 2018