Action: Construct water detention areas to slow water flow and restore riparian forests
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- We found no evidence for the effects of constructing water detention areas to slow water flow and restore riparian forests on forests.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Creating water retention areas may protect downstream urban areas from floods and may be used to restore riparian forests.