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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1039-1050, 2017
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Research article
20 Feb 2017
Rapid surface-water volume estimations in beaver ponds
Daniel J. Karran et al.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review of manuscript "Rapid surface water volume estimations in beaver ponds"', Steven Markstrom, 21 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Review for HESS-2016-352', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Authors' response to reviewers', Daniel Karran, 19 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (04 Jan 2017) by Stacey Archfield  
AR by Daniel Karran on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Feb 2017) by Stacey Archfield  
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Short summary
Beaver ponds are found in many landscapes and their transient nature makes it difficult to account for the surface water they store using traditional methods. We found that reliable estimates of surface water storage in beaver ponds can be made with simple measurements of pond depth and surface area. This makes it possible for hydrologists and environmental managers to include beaver ponds in models and land use planning decisions without the need for resource intensive topographic surveys.
Beaver ponds are found in many landscapes and their transient nature makes it difficult to...