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lakes photo pair
Photo Credits: Fred Dean (1976), Carl Roland (2005)
Ecoregion: Yukon-Kuskokwim Bottomlands
Change Type: No apparent changes
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Description:
There appears to be very little change discernible in these two well-matched photos. The small water bodies (e.g., the small round pond in lower left and elongated pond in middle right) appear to have similar outlines in both 1976 and 2005. Contrary to expectations, there is some evidence in this photo that woody vegetation in the wetland between the two lakes decreased over time. Specifically, a patch of trees or shrubs in the middle of the 1976 image appears to be gone in the 2005 image.