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Baseflow Study Finds Stream Drought Recovery Takes Years

A new study from the University of California Riverside shows the impacts from drought can last up to 3.5 years

“There are two measures of drought in streams. One measure is the total water level, which is impacted by snowmelt and rainfall. Many researchers examine this measurement. Another measure is baseflow, which is the portion of streamflow fed by groundwater.

Baseflow belongs to a category of drought affecting streams and rivers, called hydrological drought. It affects the availability of water for activities like drinking, irrigation, and bathing, and impacts wildlife, plant, and overall ecosystem health. In addition, severe hydrological drought could affect the stability of infrastructure”

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