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USGS NRP Tucson: Landscape Change in the Southwest

Changes in Riparian Vegetation in Arizona

Gila River Below Blue Creek (09432000), October 5, 2000

Image of Gila River Below Blue Creek (09432000), October 5, 2000.
Dominic Oldershaw, Stake 346a The channel has shifted to the left, possibly during one of the four floods that exceeded 27,000 ft3/s between 1964 and 2000. The cottonwood gallery has been destroyed, and the channel is lined with tamarisk and coyote willows with scattered brickellbush.

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