Comment 63429

By Joe Minor (anonymous) | Posted May 12, 2011 at 09:52:36 in reply to Comment 63412

There are many problems caused by replacing vegetation with dead space (paved or unpaved). While the current runoff is causing some erosion, there is no reason to believe killing vegetation and replacing in with impervious surfaces will help (in fact it will clearly hurt). A bigger problem than erosion is that dead areas (i.e., multiuse trails) exacerbate sheet runoff, which after the erosion problems then causes the area to dry out (probably the larger ecological problem).

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