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Standing on the banks of the Yadkin River in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the river tumbles peacefully by. The river water has made a long journey: it originated as rainfall deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It flows through the Uwharrie, Sumter, and Francis Marion National Forests. It travels through Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Charleston – and into people’s faucets and to farmers’ fields.
- Drought and moisture surplus patterns in the conterminous United States: 2020, 2018–2020, and 2016–2020
Koch, Frank H.; Coulston, John W.
- Climate change challenges efficiency of inter-basin water transfers in alleviating water stress
Duan, Kai; Caldwell, Peter V.; Sun, Ge; McNulty, Steven G.; Qin, Yue; Chen, Xiaohong; Liu, Ning.
- Inter‐basin transfers extend the benefits of water from forests to population centers across the conterminous U.S.
Liu, Ning; Dobbs, Rebecca; Caldwell, Peter V.; Miniat, Chelcy Ford; Sun, Ge; Duan, Kai; Nelson, Stacy A. C.; Bolstad, Paul V.; Carlson, Christopher P.
- From viewsheds to viewscapes: Trends in landscape visibility and visual quality research
Inglis, Nicole C.; Vukomanovic, Jelena; Costanza, Jennifer; Singh, Kunwar K.
- Effects of Rhododendron removal and prescribed fire on bees and plants in the southern Appalachians
Ulyshen, Michael; Elliott, Katherine; Scott, Joel; Horn, Scott; Clinton, Patsy; Liu, Ning; Miniat, Chelcy F.; Caldwell, Peter; Oishi, Chris; Knoepp, Jennifer; Bolstad, Paul.