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A century of lessons about water resources in northeastern forestsAuthor(s): James W. Hornbeck; James N. Kochenderfer; James N. Kochenderfer
Source: In: A monumental event: proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 2000 national convention: 2000 November 16-20; Washington, DC. Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters: 31-37.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionWater resources in forests of the northeastern United States have been a contentious issue throughout the 20th century. The Weeks Law of 1911 recognized the needs to protect water yield and quality, and stimulated long-term interest in the relationships between forests and water. Research has provided a clear understanding of the roles of forests in hydrologic and nutrient cycling, water quality, and sedimentation, and how these roles are affected by human and natural disturbances.
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CitationHornbeck, James W.; Kochenderfer, James N. 2001. A century of lessons about water resources in northeastern forests. In: A monumental event: proceedings of the Society of American Foresters 2000 national convention: 2000 November 16-20; Washington, DC. Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters: 31-37.
KeywordsForested watersheds, water yield, flood flows, water quality, sediment
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