how do forest play an important role in maintaining water cycle?

Forests play important role in maintaining water cycle. Plants bind the soil and help in the percolation of water in the soil and thus add in water table. The water is absorbed back by roots and maximum portion of which is lost into the atmosphere in the form of vapours by transpiration. These vapours condense and form clouds. Clouds after condensation start raining. Thus plants maintain water cycle by passing moisture from soil to the atmosphere by transpiration.

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