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Mile 3.0, Water Canyon, Upstream View from River Right (Stake 3913)

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Stake 3913, 30 May 1889 View Larger Image
30 May 1889
This view shows a relatively high level of flow in the Green River upstream from the Confluence. Short riparian species line the river banks. We cannot know what these plants are, but compared with other areas, the most likely species is desert olive with perhaps some coyote willow intermixed.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-19, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 3913, 14 October 1999 View Larger Image
14 October 1999
Tamarisk became very common along the Green and Colorado Rivers in the early 20th century, and in 1999, it dominated the woody riparian ecosystems along the Green River. This reach is no exception. Although the riparian zone was nearly impenetrable at this time, some native species could remain under the shade of the non-native trees.
Photo credit: Sam Walton

Stake 3913, 28 July 2010 View Larger Image
28 July 2010
The tamarisk, once thick and continuously lining the river corridor, is dead or dying from the tamarisk leaf beetle infestation, intentionally released to control this non-native species.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

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