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Science You Can Use Bulletin: Our forests in the [water] balance

Publications Posted on: March 04, 2015
Climate change is not only causing temperatures to rise, it is also altering the amount and type of precipitation that falls across the western United States. Research shows a trend of increasingly dry "dry years," meaning droughts are becoming more severe and streams are flowing lower during these periods.

Climate change impacts on municipal, mining, and agricultural water supplies in Chile

Publications Posted on: September 26, 2008
Agricultural and municipal water supply interests in Chile rely heavily on streams which flow from the Andes Mountains. The highly productive Copiapo agricultural region, on the southern edge of the Atacama Desert, is a major supplier of fruit and other crops for the Northern American market during winter. This region relies entirely on snow and icemelt streams to provide irrigation water.