Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Research article
06 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 06 Sep 2016

Using radon to understand parafluvial flows and the changing locations of groundwater inflows in the Avon River, southeast Australia

Ian Cartwright and Harald Hofmann


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Mar 2016) by Laurent Pfister
AR by Ian Cartwright on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 May 2016) by Laurent Pfister
RR by Luisa Stellato (15 Jul 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (25 Jul 2016)
ED: Publish as is (07 Aug 2016) by Laurent Pfister
AR by Ian Cartwright on behalf of the Authors (08 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This paper uses the natural geochemical tracer Rn together with streamflow measurements to differentiate between actual groundwater inflows and water that exits the river, flows through the near-river sediments, and subsequently re-enters the river downstream (parafluvial flow). Distinguishing between these two components is important to understanding the water balance in gaining streams and in managing and protecting surface water resources.