In Brazil the Araguaia watershed has seen massive amounts of deforestation. The amount of deforestation in the twenty year study period was estimated to be as high as 55%. This amount of deforestation leads to dramatic hydrological changes in the area, such as increased runoff .
Effects of increased runoff.
- Larger river outputs
- Increased erosion of sediment
- Increased pollutants in the water
- Increased vulnerability of flash flooding
Coe, M. T., Latrubesse, E. M., Ferreira, M. E., & Amsler, M. L. (2011). The effects of deforestation and climate variability on the streamflow of the Araguaia River, Brazil. Biogeochemistry, 105(1-3), 119-131.