Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1791–1808, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1791-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1791–1808, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1791-2017

Research article 28 Mar 2017

Research article | 28 Mar 2017

Quantifying hydrologic connectivity of wetlands to surface water systems

Ali A. Ameli and Irena F. Creed

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (25 Nov 2016) by Uwe Ehret
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (17 Jan 2017) by Uwe Ehret
AR by Irena Creed on behalf of the Authors (18 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jan 2017) by Uwe Ehret
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Jan 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Jan 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (30 Jan 2017) by Uwe Ehret
AR by Irena Creed on behalf of the Authors (13 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Feb 2017) by Uwe Ehret
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Feb 2017)
ED: Publish as is (27 Feb 2017) by Uwe Ehret
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Short summary
Hydrologic connectivity of geographically isolated wetlands is poorly understood. We develop a model to characterize both the subsurface and surface hydrologic connectivity of these wetlands within the Prairie Pothole Region of North America. We show they are not isolated but have surface and subsurface hydrologic connections that vary in time and distance traveled to reach the river. Distance from the river, which is used to protect wetlands, is not an effective proxy of connectivity.