How does deforestationaffect water cycle?Jazmín and Faustina
Trees store and transpire greatquantities of water; its one of thereasons rainforests remain humid andwet. Take away the t...
In the water cycle there are only a fewprocesses that gives water back to theatmosphere, such astranspiration, expiration ...
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Deforestation

  1. 1. How does deforestationaffect water cycle?Jazmín and Faustina
  2. 2. Trees store and transpire greatquantities of water; its one of thereasons rainforests remain humid andwet. Take away the trees and that storeof water is lost.Moisture cannot be returned to theatmosphere without the plants. Becauseneither water nor nutrients can cycle ina forest ecosystem after the trees arecut down, extensive cutting can convertlush forests into deserts.
  3. 3. In the water cycle there are only a fewprocesses that gives water back to theatmosphere, such astranspiration, expiration and evaporation.Transpiration is the process by whichwater is loss from plants to theatmosphere. So, if plants are removedthere will be less water returning in theatmosphere. This will eventually cause areduction in the amount of waterreturning the earths surface such as theseas, lakes and rivers.

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