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Mile 6.4, 6-Mile Wash, Upstream View from River Left (Stake 1402a)

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Stake 1402a, 28 December 1889 View Larger Image
28 December 1889
This upstream view shows a long, low-elevation sandbar along the curve on river right, while the boats are tied up on a smaller one on river left. The shrubs in the right foreground are probably Mormon tea and shadscale.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-275, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1402a, 17 January 1990 View Larger Image
17 January 1990
A rockfall in the intervening century has changed both the foreground and the camera station, which is now by necessity on top of it. Another rockfall has occurred in the midground on river right. The foreground plants now include four-wing saltbush and beavertail pricklypear. Tamarisk now lines the river corridor. Although flow is higher, the low sandbar exposed in 1889 has been completely eroded.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

Stake 1402a, 15 September 2010 View Larger Image
15 September 2010
There has been relatively little change in the twenty years since the previous photograph, although vegetation continues to increase in the area of the rockfall. The tamarisk have increased in density but have been partially defoliated by tamarisk leaf beetles.
Photo credit: Bill Lemke

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