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Altered Precipitation

The amount, type, and timing of precipitation across the United States influences vegetative distribution and productivity. Changes in precipitation regimes in a changing climate, are expected to challenge land managers and producers with short- and long-term planning under greater variability and threats to working land sustainability. Likely threats include increased runoff, flooding, erosion, landslides and susceptibility to pests, decreased soil moisture and productivity, and earlier snowmelt. The USDA Climate Hubs are working with land managers to develop and implement practices to minimize the associated impacts of increasing precipitation variability.

  • Going to Extremes at HBEF

    Take a closer look at how scientists use forest experiments to study forest response to extreme weather events, such as…

  • UMaine’s Highmoor Farm

    Maine is a state known for its long, cold winters and short growing season, but changes in climate are disrupting this…

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