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Dark Canyon

1927

1999

Description:

DARK CANYON Vegetation and streambank trends are definitely improving at this site. Streambanks, poorly vegetated in 1927, now support a good variety of riparian plant species including narrowleaf cottonwood, coyote willow, sedges and horsetail. The channel, much narrower in 1998 as compared to 1927, is beginning to form meanders and a substantial floodplain. Note that some of the same cottonwood and ponderosa pine trees visible in 1927 are still present in 1998.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian

Location:

San Juan

January 2018