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HESS | Articles | Volume 23, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2679–2697, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2679-2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2679–2697, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2679-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 24 Jun 2019

Research article | 24 Jun 2019

Distributive rainfall–runoff modelling to understand runoff-to-baseflow proportioning and its impact on the determination of reserve requirements of the Verlorenvlei estuarine lake, west coast, South Africa

Andrew Watson et al.
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (06 Jan 2019) by Nunzio Romano
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Mar 2019) by Nunzio Romano
RR by Dimitrios Stampoulis (10 Apr 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (15 Apr 2019)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (24 Apr 2019) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Andrew Watson on behalf of the Authors (03 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 May 2019) by Nunzio Romano
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River systems that support high biodiversity profiles are conservation priorities worldwide. Understanding river ecosystem thresholds to low-flow conditions is important for conservation practices. In this study, the groundwater components for a hydrological model were distributed to provide daily baseflow and streamflow estimates needed for reserve determination. The modelling approach was applied to a RAMSAR lake system under threat by agricultural expansion and climatic fluctuations.
River systems that support high biodiversity profiles are conservation priorities worldwide....
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