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Mile 7.0, Colorado River, Downstream View from River Right (Stake 752)

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Stake 752, 24 December 1889 View Larger Image
24 December 1889
Nims took this downstream view from the shore of the river, below an active cutbank in the old high-water zone. The plants growing on the top of the steep bank are likely arrowweed. This image was taken from the same camera station as Stake 751.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-244, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 752, 11 June 1975 View Larger Image
11 June 1975
Eight decades later, a dense tamarisk thicket blocks most of the downstream view from this camera station, making occupation of the original extremely difficult and imprecise. This photograph shows only the central portion of the original, and the other images were not cropped down to the same field of view.
Photo credit: Raymond M. Turner

Stake 752, 19 December 1989 View Larger Image
19 December 1989
This image more fully matches the original, as can be determined strictly from the skyline; the view is mostly blocked by tamarisk. Arrowweed and coyote willow are also present, particularly on the right side and the top of the bank.
Photo credit: Raymond M. Turner

Stake 752, 21 April 2011 View Larger Image
21 April 2011
The leaves on the tamarisk obscure more of the view, but overall it appears to be similar to conditions in 1989. Coyote willow is still present. Seepwillow, pepperweed, wild rye, fescue, and red brome are now also in the view.
Photo credit: Steve Tharnstrom

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