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USGS NRP Tucson: Landscape Change in the Southwest

Changes in Riparian Vegetation in Arizona

Paria River at Lees Ferry (09382000), ca. 1964-1968

Paria River at Lees Ferry (09382000), ca. 1964-1968.
(photographer unknown) In this upstream view, the photographer documented channel conditions in the reach just upstream from the gaging station. A small cottonwood tree appears at right center, just right of a relatively straight channel reach that undoubtedly was used for indirect-discharge estimates. The shrubs on both sides of the river are probably tamarisk, with other perennial shrubs on the broad floodplain at right.

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