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Mile 7.0, Colorado River, Upstream View from River Right (Stake 751)

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Stake 751, 24 December 1889 View Larger Image
24 December 1889
This view is within the old high-water zone, swept clear of woody riparian vegetation by annual floods in the Colorado River. Nims’ footprints lead across the sand bank in the foreground to the boats, somewhere out of view in this upstream image. Only a few small shrubs can be seen near the camera station, but the opposite shore supports a dense stand of vegetation, possibly arrowweed. This upstream view was taken from the same point as Stake 752.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-243, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 751, 11 June 1975 View Larger Image
11 June 1975
In this partial view of the original, an unidentified assistant holds branches of a tamarisk tree to minimize blockage of the center of the image. Tamarisk, arrowweed and coyote willow are abundant. The other images have not been cropped down to this field of view.
Photo credit: Raymond M. Turner

Stake 751, 19 December 1989 View Larger Image
19 December 1989
Raymond M. Turner The dense vegetation that blocked the view 14 years earlier has either died back or been scoured out, possibly by the high flows in 1983 and 1984, but the tamarisk on the opposite shore remains dense. The tamarisk at upper left is leafless in the winter season. The stage of the large-format camera has not been lowered out of this wide-angle view.
Photo credit: Raymond M. Turner

Stake 751, 21 April 2011 View Larger Image
21 April 2011
Steve Tharnstrom Seepwillow, a native woody riparian species, blocks most of the view of the river from this camera station, and peppergrass and non-native red brome grass contribute significant ground cover. The tamarisk on the opposite shore, largely blocked from view by the seepwillow, persists; the tamarisk at left center appears to have died.
Photo credit: Steve Tharnstrom

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