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San Carlos River Near Peridot (09468500), October 21, 1941

San Carlos River Near Peridot (09468500), October 21, 1941.
A.J.H., #3550 In this upstream view from the old bridge just south of San Carlos, Arizona, native shrubs and scattered cottonwoods line the wide channel. The San Carlos River near Peridot is a very difficult river to gage accurately because of a high sediment load and shifting channel. A flood of 40,600 ft3/s passed through this reach only 7 months before this photograph was taken, contributing to the scoured appearance of the channel .

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