Sunday, August 24, 2008

Flooding reached 9 feet above Havasu Creek

AZGS geologist Brian Gootee put into the Colorado River last Sunday, just hours after a flash flood swept through the Supai village area downstream from them. Brian's just back after 7 days on the river and shared this first photo from the trip.

Brian drew in the flood stage mark, about 9 feet above Havasu Creek [right].

Brian was part of a re-photography expedition, which captured 80% of photos taken 40 years ago, to monitor changes in the canyon.

He will be leading a Grand Canyon Field Institute hike through the area in October and will collect more data on the results of the August 17 flood.

1 comment:

  1. I too have documented changes over the years, esp before and after 1990 and 1993. Trying to get exactly the same place is a challenge. Interested in seeing?

    Steve in Prescott