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The Effect of Deforestation on Water Quality: A Case Study in Cienda Micro Watershed, Leyte, Philippines

Literature: Journal Articles

Dessie, A, Bredemeier, M. 2013. The Effect of Deforestation on Water Quality: A Case Study in Cienda Micro Watershed, Leyte, Philippines. Resources and Environment, vol. 3 no. 1, pp. 1-9.

Contact Info

Corresponding author: Dessiegenet@gmail.com

Affiliations

  • Department Name of Natural Resource Management, University of Gondar, Gondar, P.o.B. 196, Ethiopia
  • Forest Ecosystems Research Centre, Georg-August University, Goettingen, D-37077, Germany

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Description

  • The authors discuss the effects of deforestation on physical and chemical water quality in the Cienda Micro Watershed.
  • They compared water samples downstream from forested and deforested areas, noting an increase in nitrite concentrations in deforested and agricultural water samples.
  • The authors did not find a large problem of soil erosion in the region.

Geographical Region

  • General
  • Insular Southeast Asia
  • Ecosystems

  • General
  • Country

  • Philippines
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