Ranger Kathryn's Arches

July 3, 2009

You, too, can see the Colorado River

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 8:08 am

Here is a webcam from Red Cliffs Lodge, along the stretch of the Colorado that I rafted Tuesday night.  (I would have waved, had I known there was a camera.)  See how beautiful this river is!

http://cnha.org/webcam.cfm

Note, however, the choking vegetation spilling over the banks.  That is a non-native tree called Tamarisk that is an exotic from the Mediterranean.  It is wreaking havoc with the ecosystem, traveling up to 12 miles per year from wherever it becomes established.  The Tamarisk beetle, its only foe, has been imported and released.  Time will tell the story…

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