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Corning
Tehama County, California

Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area, on the Sacramento River near Colusa, preserves a stretch of impressive riparian forest. Originally all of California's watercourses were fringed with riparian forest, but most has been converted to agricultural use or destroyed by the construction of levees.

This impressive tall forest consists of cottonwoods near the river and valley oaks further inland, as well as other species such as walnut and wild grapes. It was a rich habitat for Native Americans. A small campground here allows us to imagine what life might have been like for them here under the towering trees.

Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area
Wikipedia: Corning, California

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The Sacramento River at Woodson Bridge

The Sacramento River at Woodson Bridge

At Woodson Bridge the Sacramento River flows between natural banks, no levees, covered with riparian forest.

near Corning, California

Date photographed: August 18, 2008
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Riparian forest on the Sacramento River at Woodson Bridge

Riparian forest on the Sacramento River at Woodson Bridge

A riparian forest composed of towering cottonwood and valley oak trees on the Sacramento River at Woodson Bridge.

near Corning, California

Date photographed: August 18, 2008
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Sacramento River levee at Woodson Bridge

Sacramento River levee at Woodson Bridge

Just upstream from Woodson Bridge on the Sacramento River there is a levee on the east bank. Most of the river is now enclosed by man-made levess like this.

near Corning, California

Date photographed: August 18, 2008
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Tall riparian forest behind the natural levee at Woodson Bridge

Tall riparian forest behind the natural levee at Woodson Bridge

The riparian forest behind the natural levee at Woodson Bridge includes native walnut trees and sprawling grape vines.

near Corning, California

Date photographed: August 18, 2008
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