The Importance of Forests to Clean Water

Bryan Swistock from Penn State discusses "forest hydrology" or the movement of water within forested watersheds and how that ensures clean water.
The Importance of Forests to Clean Water - Webinars
Skill Level: Beginner
Length: 1 hour
Language: English

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Recorded: November 19, 2015, 3:37 PM - 4:37 PM

The importance of forests in providing clean water and reduced stormwater in comparison to other landscapes was also illustrated along with the critical processes of infiltration and groundwater recharge.

Time Log

  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 1:00 - Watersheds
  • 6:36 - Movement of Water in the Forest (Forest Hydrology)
  • 17:00 - Baseflow and Groundwater
  • 21:00 - Stormflow
  • 25:17 - The Importance of Infiltration
  • 30:43 - Land Use Impacts on Watersheds
  • 38:00 - Best Management Practices
  • 44:10 - Question/Answer Session Begins
  • 54:24 - Webinar Ends


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