Effects of flow modification and forest disturbance on streamflow across Colorado
Human activities alter streamflow around the world. In Colorado, flow modifications, land use change, and forest disturbances all modify streamflow, but the relative magnitudes of these effects are not well-quantified. This study examined how streamflow quantity across Colorado has been affected by three classes of change: (1) flow modifications from reservoirs and diversions, (2) urbanization, and (3) forest disturbance. The goal of this work was to identify the magnitude of streamflow alterations from these different types of stressors to understand the sensitivity of the state's streams to ...
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