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Quantifying the role of National Forest system lands in providing surface drinking water supply for the Southern United States

Forests and water are inextricably linked, and people are dependent on forested lands to provide clean, reliable water supplies for drinking water and to support local economies. This publication provides details at the landscape level about how much of their water supply southern communities receive from federal, state and private forest lands. These results highlight the need for conservation and management of southern forests to ensure clean and dependable water supplies in downstream communities.

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Topography and Drought

The planet is changing, and the hydrologic cycle will change along with it. Extreme droughts – as well as extremely wet weather – are expected to become more frequent and more intense. “These changes may interact with topography to affect species composition in unexpected ways,” says Chelcy Miniat.

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