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USGS NRP Tucson: Landscape Change in the Southwest

Changes in Riparian Vegetation in Arizona

Sabino Creek Near Tucson (09484000), April 2, 2001

Image of Sabino Creek Near Tucson (09484000) , April 2, 2001.
Dominic Oldershaw, Stake 2439 The gaging station was moved downstream about a thousand feet in 1974, and the stilling well was removed. A flood of 15,400 ft3/s occurred on July 15, 1999, causing considerable damage to roads and dams in the canyon upstream. The camera station is not exact, owing to both shifting of the channel and about five feet of deposition since 1938. The view is now largely obscured by thick stands of Goodding willow and velvet ash, both of which have increased nearby despite recent floods.

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