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USGS NRP Tucson: Landscape Change in the Southwest

Changes in Riparian Vegetation in Arizona

Santa Cruz River Near Lochiel (09480000), October 8, 2000

Image of Santa Cruz River Near Lochiel (09480000),  October 8, 2000.
Dominic Oldershaw, Stake 1953 structure just downstream from the bridge. Cottonwoods have grown up throughout the view, and no woody non-native riparian species are present. The bed sediment in the reach has coarsened, increasing channel roughness.

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