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Sevier River




Plate 354. SEVIER RIVER LEAMINGTON CANYON 1909-2001 Plates 354 and 355 were taken from the same camera station. Plate 354 is viewed south (up-stream) to the railroad bridge over the Sevier River and the Canyon Mountains. The river has eroded the original photopoint, so the retakes were made approximately 100 feet downstream (north). Woody riparian vegetation, including willows, tamarisk, and Russian olive, has increased, as has pinyon-juniper on the more distant hillsides. Some pinyon-juniper on the far ridge (photo left) was recently swept by fire. The railroad grade has been raised and the original bridge replaced. Utah Highway 132 has been added, as has a new powerline along that roadway. The land along the river is private.

Photo Information:

Original photo taken on June 7, 1909; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 31, 2001 - - Photo No. 4892-7; Original photo (No. 28456) held by Utah Historical Society, Salt Lake City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper


South Central: Section 6, Range 3 W, Township 15 S; UTM 394600 E, 4378700 N; elevation 4,740 ft.

January 2018