This new publication highlights the importance of evaluating the combined effects of biomass-reduction on transpiration of the remaining vegetation along with streamflow, as the hydrologic responses of both are intricately linked. By accounting for changes in vegetation, the vegetation-change water balance developed in this study provided an improved assessment of watershed-scale forest health benefits associated with forest biomass reductions.
Bart, R.R., Ray, R.L., Conklin, M.H., Safeeq, M., Saksa, P.C., Tague, C.L., Bales, R.C. (2021) Assessing the effects of forest biomass reductions on forest health and streamflow, Hydrological Processes 35(3): e14114. doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14114