(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Riparian vegetation and sandbar morphology along the lower Little Colorado River, Arizona

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. Geography, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, ETATS-UNIS


The distribution of riparian vegetation in relation to channel morphology is poorly understood in canyon rivers, which are characterized by in-channel fluvial sediment deposits rather than flood plains. This study focuses on vegetation and sandbar characteristics in 2 reaches of the lower Little Colorado River canyon in Arizona : one reach with ephemeral flow from the watershed, and another with perennial baseflow from a spring. Both reaches have been colonized by the exotic Tamarix chinensis, a riparian species known for its geomorphic influence on river channels


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 17, no6 [pp. 534-553]

Bibliographic references : 70 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




American geological institute

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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