Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use on the Southwestern United States
Erosion in the Rio Puerco: Geography and Processes

Photo of Bernardo Area in 1996

Lower reach of the Rio Puerco, looking downstream from US 85 in 1996. The floodplain of the channel has aggraded and colonized with salt cedar (tamarisk). Floodplain aggradation and vegetation have caused the main channel to narrow and develop a single thread channel.(Photo by Jerry Wall, Courtesy of C. Gorbach)

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