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USGS NRP Tucson: Landscape Change in the Southwest

Changes in Riparian Vegetation in Arizona

Gila River Below Blue Creek (09432000), June 11, 1964

Image of Gila River Below Blue Creek (09432000), June 11, 1964.
Raymond M. Turner By 1964, cottonwood trees had grown up along the banks of the river behind a lower ribbon of tamarisk trees. The channel position is the same despite a flood of 41,700 ft3/s in 1941.

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