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gravel bar photo pair
Photo Credits: Fred Dean (1976), Carl Roland (2005)
Ecoregion: Cook Inlet lowlands
Change Type: Increasing vegetation on river bars
Increasing vegetation on river bars
Two dramatic views in the upper reaches of the West Fork of the Chulitna River, taken nearly thirty years apart. You can see that the channel of the stream on the left side of the photo has migrated to a new location over the interval separating these two photos. There is also an increase in the amount of vegetation visible just to the right of this stream, on the delta of deposits emanating from this small canyon. What other changes can you pick out?