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Dog-hair stands recolonized in former crop fields

August 7, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Thick stands of willow and cottonwood, known as dog-hair stands, grow where there were former crop fields in this July 17 photo. After the conversion of farm fields to conservation land in the wake of the 1993 and 1995 floods, native plants recolonized much of the Missouri River flood plain.

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