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Mile 30.0, Fence Fault Camp, Downstream View from River Left (Stake 2250)

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Stake 2250, 16 July 1889 View Larger Image
16 July 1889
Taken from the top of the Redwall Limestone, approximately 75 feet above the Colorado River, this view shows the small riffle created by a debris fan on river right at mile 30. The Fence fault crosses the river approximately at the location of this debris fan. A large sand deposit is visible on the debris fan at center. The foreground vegetation includes Mormon tea and perennial grasses.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-322, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 2250, 2 January 1992 View Larger Image
2 January 1992
Most of the same foreground rocks visible in 1889 are still present, but a debris flow has altered the debris fan at center. Several of the Mormon tea persist, and apparently so have some of the perennial grasses. Cottontop cactus and beavertail pricklypear are now present, as well as individuals of narrowleaf yucca. Numerous tamarisk, brown in this winter view, are present along the river corridor.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

Stake 2250, 17 September 2010 View Larger Image
17 September 2010
The tamarisk, leafed out in this late summer view and hence more obvious in this view, have increased in both size and quantity, particularly on the debris fan across the river and on the near shoreline at center. The cacti, both pricklypear and cottontop, have changed, with some individuals dead, some persistent, and some new individuals present in the foreground.
Photo credit: Steve Tharnstrom

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