Do Forests Hold Back Floods?

June 15th, 2010 by centerforruralpartnerships

“Attached is a fascinating 8 page article by Benjamin Brooks from the April 1914 issue of Technical World magazine. This is worth reading in relation to the forest and stream flow controversy that was one of the perceptions behind the passage of the Weeks Act. “When mountains and hillsides are denuded of timber are spring freshets inevitable”? The answer is more complex than you might think and the engineers perspective in 1914 on the issue is worth considering.” -David Govatski

Do Forests Hold Back Floods (PDF)