Water yields from southern Appalachian watersheds in decline since the 1970s

In the densely populated southeastern U.S., forested watersheds are particularly important to drinking water supplies. Recent estimates show that forests in the Southeast deliver surface drinking water to an estimated 48.7 million people, with streams from the mountainous Southern Appalachian region alone providing water supplies to 10 million people, many of them living in major cities such as Atlanta, Georgia.

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Water yields from southern Appalachian watersheds in decline since the 1970s

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