Forest Management

Water Ways

Forests purify, recycle and store water.

During a rainstorm, the forest canopy acts like a leaky umbrella spread out over the forest floor. Forests slow down and capture rain, store snow, and shade streams and ponds.

Water captured and stored by forests feeds streams, rivers, lakes and our water supply. Water from forests shelters fish, waters crops and supplies cities, as well as sustaining forest trees, plants and wildlife.






Instructions:
Click each number to see how rainwater cycles through the forest. What differences would there be without the forest?

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