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Repeat photograph of Canyonlands National Park, 2015

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This repeat photograph is a match to a historic image taken in 1965 in Canyonlands National Park, on Salt Creek just upstream from Peekaboo Arch. Compared with the image from 1965, it shows that channel narrowing and new establishment of cottonwood trees have completely changed the center of this view, which, combined with the clear downcutting effects of recent flooding (note rocks exposure in the channel at center), has erased any trace of the former road. Among the new shrub species present, coyote willow and salt bush are perhaps most common. The cottonwoods and Gambel oak established before 1965 remain alive. Photo: Robert Webb, 2015, USGS, stake (camera point) s6607.


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