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Mile 1.2, Upstream of Powell Canyon, Upstream View from River Right (Stake 3914)

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Stake 3914, 30 May 1889 View Larger Image
30 May 1889
At this point, just upstream from the Confluence, the Brown-Stanton expedition paused while Nims captured this upstream view of the Green River. The water level is high, and little riparian vegetation is present, affording an unobstructed view of the channel banks and canyon walls. One tree, a Goodding willow, is present in the little bend on the left side of the view.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-20, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 3914, 14 October 1999 View Larger Image
14 October 1999
Tamarisk lines the banks of the Green River, occupying all available unconsolidated sand and growing in cracks in the bedrock, which is Honaker Formation at river level. The Goodding willow persists within the sea of tamarisk, but other native species are present as well.
Photo credit: Steve Young

Stake 3914, 28 July 2010 View Larger Image
28 July 2010
The tamarisk leaf beetle has killed or set back the tamarisk in this reach, except some trees that are overhanging the river, which for unexplained reasons are resistant to the beetles. The light green coyote willow, closer to river level than the browning tamarisk, is highlighted in this view.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

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