Vegetation, particularly mature ecological systems such as tropical rain forests, store and gradually release precipitation maintaining stream flow. They even play a role in the hydraulic cycle as a source of water just a large lake or sea does.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ "Fewer Rain Forests Mean Less Energy for Developing Nations, Study Finds" article by Felicity Barringer in The New York Times May 13, 2013
- ↑ "Dependence of hydropower energy generation on forests in the Amazon Basin at local and regional scales" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Published online before print May 13, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1215331110 PNAS May 13, 2013