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Near Monticello Lake

1957

1998

Description:

NEAR MONTICELLO LAKE In 1957, the foreground area appeared to be dry with several apparently active gullies present. The area visible in the upper right mid-slope was contoured after the original photograph. Soils, precipitation levels, and subsurface water availability such as those found on this site permit improvements. The foreground is now a wet meadow with much improved plant densities and cover. The site is now stable and the gullies have healed. Plant species present include smooth brome, thickspike wheatgrass, timothy, sedge species, rush species, horsetail and iris. Vegetation on the contoured area includes smooth brome, intermediate wheatgrass, mountain snowberry, gambel oak and a few bull thistle plants.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Conifer

Location:

San Juan

January 2018