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Posted Thu Oct 4 2012: from PhysOrg:
Deforestation in snowy regions causes more floods
New research suggests that cutting down swaths of forest in snowy regions at least doubles - and potentially quadruples - the number of large floods that occur along the rivers and streams passing through those forests.... But deforestation shines a new - and glaring - light on this water source. While ordinarily the trees keep the melting under control by shielding snow from the sunlight, "as soon as you get rid of the trees, the snow melts faster," said Green. "It's that simple."... The analysis showed that, in all four waterways, deforestation turned 10-year floods into three-to-five-year floods. Twenty-year floods recurred every 10 to 12 years. Most dramatically, in 240 Creek, 50 year floods happened every 13 years, almost four times as often.
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