Souvenir of Utah: Early Castle Valley Exhibited on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
Early Castle Valley is a small town established in the Grand County in Utah, U.S. The town is spread on a total area of 20.9 km2, all of which is land. It is quite a sparsely populated town and had a population of around 319 people only during the consensus conducted in 2010. It is an interesting attraction of Utah because of its striking landscape. The acrylic fridge magnet shown above is a fine souvenir of the Castle Valley and features an acrylic polish that attributes it with elegance and durability.
Creation of the Early Castle Valley
The Castle Valley is a part of a huge salt anticline that collapsed in Utah. Almost 300 million years back, salt layers began depositing in the area of the Castle Valley and were buried beneath the sediments. However, the area along with the salt layers were raised when the government decided to establish the Colorado Plateau. With the passage of time, the sedimentary layers began eroding that resulted in the dissolution of the salt layers. The rocks lying on top of the sedimentary and salt layers fell down and formed a valley which later known as the "Castle Valley." The floor of the valley is packed with sedimentary deposits.
Geography of the Castle Valley
The Early Castle Valley has a width of approximately 3 miles and is around 8 miles long; it is a little larger than the Manhattan Island. The valley drops down from a staggering height of 6000 feet to about 4200 feet. It receives an annual rainfall of about 9 inches on average, but the higher portions of the valley receive slightly more precipitation than the low-lying areas. The temperature of the valley also varies with the altitude of its different portions.