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Flow of a River - Hydrology
Factors of flow: Vegetation (pg 10 of 11)

Plant cover also affects the rate and amount of flow into streams. Runoff from bedrock or barren desert soils, for example, will be quicker than the flow of water over grassy plains or over forested land carpeted with woodland plants and organic duff. Organic material absorbs water and impedes its flow. Plants divert water by taking it up through their roots and storing it briefly before it is lost through transpiration.


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