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Fig. 1 | Ecological Processes

Fig. 1

From: Groundwater recharge rates and surface runoff response to land use and land cover changes in semi-arid environments

Fig. 1

Schematic representation of the local water cycle in (a) forest and (b) managed land uses. Arrows represent movement of water and their thickness is proportional to the magnitude of the water flow. Deforestation leads to reduction in evapotranspiration and increase in the surface runoff in to the rivers, groundwater recharge, and soil erosion but reduced infiltration assuming constant precipitation rate

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