Low April Streamflows Not Necessarily an Indicator of Summer Drought
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The low streamflows seen throughout much of New England this April do not foreshadow a summer
While streamflow in April is more sensitive to changes in temperature, summer streamflows are more dependent on precipitation. Understanding the sensitivity of streamflow to climatic variation is important because people and aquatic ecosystems are dependent upon water supplies, particularly in summer low-flow seasons. Read more.