NEAR KANE SPRINGS
General Description: The photopoint is on top of a highway 163 cut bank approximately 1/2 mile north of Kane Springs. The retake is 40 to 50 feet west of the original because the new road cut removed the original location. This northeast view is across public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
Legal Description: SW1/4NE1/4 Section 4 T.28S., R.22E.
COMPARISON: In addition to the obvious channel alterations made by successive highway improvement projects, one can readily see the 15 to 20 year old cottonwood trees that have established along the segment of upper Kane Creek. The channel banks have begun to support a riparian habitat where none existed in Cross’ 1905 photograph. The ephemeral nature of the stream at this point will somewhat limit further riparian habitat development.
Date: 1905 (- A)
Photographer: C.W. Cross
Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado
Photograph Number: Cross No. 796
Date: May 10, 1999 (- B)
Photographer: Earl Hindley
Source: San Juan County