Currents: Land use changes impact watershed health - Opinion

Currents: Land use changes impact watershed health

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:25 am

If you’ve ever suffered from the debilitating effects of cedar pollen, aka “cedar fever,” you’re likely to agree that eliminating all cedar from our watershed is a great idea.

While controlling cedar is a great idea, eliminating it completely is not. A watershed is the entire land area that rainfall flows across or through before it is collected in rivers and creeks. Under ideal conditions, the land will filter this runoff and allow some water to percolate into the ground to feed our aquifer and springs system.

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