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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2923-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2923-2017
Research article
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15 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 15 Jun 2017

Ensemble reconstruction of spatio-temporal extreme low-flow events in France since 1871

Laurie Caillouet, Jean-Philippe Vidal, Eric Sauquet, Alexandre Devers, and Benjamin Graff

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The historical depth of streamflow observations in France is extended through daily hydrometeorogical reconstructions from 1871 onwards over a large set of near-natural catchments. Innovative approaches are proposed to identify and intercompare extreme low-flow events from these reconstructions, both in time and across France in a homogeneous way over more than 140 years. Analyses bring forward recent well-known events like 1976 and 1989–1990 but also much older ones like 1878 and 1893.