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Forest-thinning simulations reveal benefits to water supplies

Forest-thinning simulations reveal benefits to water supplies

ASU and the Salt River Project power and water utility company have conducted a study showing how water supplies can be increased while wildfire risk is decreased on forest lands by certain forest-thinning techniques. Enrique Vivoni, director of ASU’s Center for Hydrologic Innovations and a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, part of the Fulton Schools, comments about how watershed productivity can be significantly improved by forest thinning that protects the environment by meticulously removing only smaller and thinner trees that can fuel forest fires while at the same time helping to  produce significantly more water.

See also: ASU, SRP investigating if forest thinning could increase water supplies, ABC 15 News Arizona, June 6

SRP and Apple Team Up to Thin Out the Forests to Save More Water, 3TV-CBS 5 News-Phoenix May 22

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