Canyonlands National Park - Squaw Creek - Needles

Squaw Creek is located in the Needles District of Canyonlands, flowing from Squaw Canyon to the south before meeting up with Salt Creek past the Cave Springs area. Go to Photo Collection

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Description This scene, taken just above the road in the Needles District, shows the floodplain of Squaw Creek. Great Basin sagebrush fills the sandy wash, while juniper are rooted in the crevices of the sandstone bench in the background.
Date 1975
Photographer Loope
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Description The Great Basin sagebrush in the sandy wash around Squaw Creek are showing substantial dieoff. Young cottonwood are colonizing the creek channel. Juniper and pinyon on the sandstone bench are also showing branch dieoff and mortality, pointing to prolonged drought stress in this area.
Date 2014
Photographer Lemke, W.
Photo Source USGS

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