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Stanton Repeat Photography

Mile 143.4, Kanab Creek, Upstream View from River Right (Stake 1504b)

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Stake 1504b, 24 February 1890 View Larger Image
24 February 1890
Looking upstream from the same camera station he used to photograph Kanab Creek Rapid, Stanton captured this view showing a vegetated rocky talus slope. Barrel cacti, Mormon tea, big galleta grass, and catclaw can be discerned in the shadowed foreground.
Photo credit: Robert B. Stanton, 57-RS-596, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1504b, 25 February 1992 View Larger Image
25 February 1992
Many of the same catclaw and Mormon tea are visible, along with a few of the big galleta grass. Mormon tea and big galleta are still the dominant plants in the view, but barrel cactus is no longer present. Tamarisk now grows along the river channel on both sides of the river. A small rockfall has deposited a few new boulders and moved others in the foreground, but many of the same rocks are present.
Photo credit: Ted Melis

Stake 1504b, 25 September 2010 View Larger Image
25 September 2010
A large number of the catclaw and Mormon tea that were present in 1890 still persist, but the big galleta grass that was prominent in 1992 appears to have died back. The amount of riparian vegetation—tamarisk as well as seepwillow and arrowweed—has increased greatly in the past two decades.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

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