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Mile 18.4, Boulder Narrows, Upstream View from River Right (Stake 2306a)

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Stake 2306a, 6 January 1890 View Larger Image
6 January 1890
In this upstream view, from a position just upstream from Boulder Narrows, several large pockets of sand are visible among the foreground boulders and on the opposite bank. A few clumps of grasses and a few shrubs are scattered in the foreground, which is at a stage that was annually flooded prior to completion of Glen Canyon Dam.
Photo credit: Robert B. Stanton, 57-RS-295, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 2306a, 2 February 1991 View Larger Image
2 February 1991
Much of the sand has deflated in the 101 years between photographs. Several new shrubs have become established, including desert broom, snakeweed, goldenbush, wirelettuce, white sagebrush, and tamarisk.
Photo credit: Ted Melis

Stake 2306a, 16 September 2010 View Larger Image
16 September 2010
Several of the tamarisk are now much larger than they were 19 years before. Although the shrub in the foreground at left center has died, many have persisted and several are new. In particular, one seepwillow on the left side appears to be about the same size.
Photo credit: Bill Lemke

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