Role of forests in springshed recharge

An artesian spring is created in mountainous regions when the water table is higher than the mouth of the spring. Source: Wikipedia
  • Rise in rainfall intensity resulting in increased rate of runoff and reduced springshed recharge per unit of rainfall
  • Reduction in temporal spread of the rainfall leading to decreased springshed recharge
  • Marked decline in winter rain resulting in immense depleting pressure on the aquifers
  1. https://www.tatatrusts.org/our-stories/article/springshed-management-improves-life-in-himalayan-villages
  2. https://jalshakti-ddws.gov.in/sites/default/files/Session_4_Springshed_Management.pdf
  3. https://jalshakti-ddws.gov.in/sites/default/files/Session_2_Springshed_Management.pdf
  4. https://jalshakti-ddws.gov.in/sites/default/files/Session_5_Springshed_Management.pdf

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