DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS: LA VERKIN
Continues into Zion National Park.
Consistently developed close to shore outside the Park.
Minimal Tamarisk stands.
Russian Olive presence begins outside of Park near center of Springdale,
N AT I O N A L PA R K
ZION PARK BLVD
KEY: CANYON SPRINGS RD. ARMORED BANK BRIDGE OR ROAD INLETS DAM
DENSE TAMARISK AND/OR RUSSIAN OLIVE STANDS ERODED BANK
LOWER NORTH FORK WATERSHED: DATA COLLECTION MAP
VIRGIN RIVER GROUND LEVEL SURVEY REPORT: DATA COLLECTION
CANYON SPRINGS RIVER HOUSE: This site is defined by a 25’ tall retaining wall that shifts the course of the river. The retaining wall removes the river bank on the east side of the river. This has caused upstream and downstream erosion and increased flooding.
LOWER NORTH FORK WATERSHED: CASE STUDY
Vegetation at this location is only on the west side of the river and primarily consists of Russian Olives, Tamarisks and Willows.