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Mile 10.3, 10-Mile Rock, Upstream View from River Left (Stake 2302a)

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Stake 2302a, 30 December 1889 View Larger Image
30 December 1889
What is now known as 10-Mile Rock appears next to the left shore in the midground of this upstream view. Although the image has some distortion and damage, some sand bars are visible along the river corridor, and the rocky channel banks are largely barren. The dominant desert plants in the foreground are Mormon tea, mesa dropseed, and beavertail pricklypear.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-280, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 2302a, 30 January 1991 View Larger Image
30 January 1991
Low-elevation sandbars are still present but have decreased in volume compared with 1991 bars. Tamarisk and other riparian species have increased, occupying the banks that were barren in 1889. Mormon tea persists, while grasses and beavertail pricklypear have increased. A new shadscale grows downslope of the nose of the prominent rock in the right foreground.
Photo credit: Ted Melis

Stake 2302a, 15 September 2010 View Larger Image
15 September 2010
Low-elevation sandbars are still present but have decreased in volume compared with 1991 bars. Tamarisk and other riparian species have increased, occupying the banks that were barren in 1889. Mormon tea persists, while grasses and beavertail pricklypear have increased. A new shadscale grows downslope of the nose of the prominent rock in the right foreground.
Photo credit: Steve Tharnstrom

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