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Volume 20, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4673–4688, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4673–4688, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 24 Nov 2016

Research article | 24 Nov 2016

Reservoir storage and hydrologic responses to droughts in the Paraná River basin, south-eastern Brazil

Davi de C. D. Melo et al.
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Drought propagation from rainfall deficits to reservoir depletion was studied based on remote sensing, monitoring and modelling data. Regional droughts were shown by widespread depletion in total water storage that reduced soil moisture storage and runoff, greatly reducing reservoir storage. The multidisciplinary approach to drought assessment shows the linkages between meteorological and hydrological droughts that are essential for managing water resources subjected to climate extremes.
Drought propagation from rainfall deficits to reservoir depletion was studied based on remote...