Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1107–1123, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1107-2015

Special issue: Groundwater resources and their ecosystem services: new methods...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1107–1123, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1107-2015

Research article 26 Feb 2015

Research article | 26 Feb 2015

A groundwater recharge perspective on locating tree plantations within low-rainfall catchments to limit water resource losses

J. F. Dean et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Jan 2015) by Przemyslaw Wachniew
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This paper examines modern and historical groundwater recharge rates to determine the impacts of reforestation in south-eastern Australia. This study shows that over both the long and short term, groundwater recharge in the study area occurs predominantly in the lower catchment areas. The results of this study show that spatial variations in recharge are important considerations for locating tree plantations, especially when looking to conserve water for downstream users in low rainfall regions.