September 1970 flooding, by widespread cloudburst, of the San Juan River, seen here to occupy most of its floodplain. Bridge is only link to civilization for approximately 1,000 Navajo Indians. Note that only the left one-third of bridge has escaped attack by rising flood waters (other two-thirds appear muddy). Oblique aerial view. Most of Utah is subject to cloudburst flooding from April to September. Cloudbursts are of short duration and high intensity.

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Title September 1970 flooding, by widespread cloudburst, of the San Juan River, seen here to occupy most of its floodplain. Bridge is only link to civilization for approximately 1,000 Navajo Indians. Note that only the left one-third of bridge has escaped attack by rising flood waters (other two-thirds appear muddy). Oblique aerial view. Most of Utah is subject to cloudburst flooding from April to September. Cloudbursts are of short duration and high intensity.
Photo Number p1274n004
Keywords Disasters; Natural disasters; Floods; Flood damage; Rivers and Lakes; Aerial photography
Spatial Coverage San Juan River (Utah)
Collection Number and Name P1274 Environmental Geology and Geologic Hazards in Utah Photograph Collection
Collection Name Environmental Geology in Utah
Date 1970-09
Textual Date September 1970
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Type Image
ARK ark:/87278/s61n8qtv
Setname uum_map
Date Created 2006-08-23
Date Modified 2015-11-13
ID 976927
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61n8qtv
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