Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Research article
 | Highlight paper
02 Mar 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 02 Mar 2018

Using hydraulic head, chloride and electrical conductivity data to distinguish between mountain-front and mountain-block recharge to basin aquifers

Etienne Bresciani, Roger H. Cranswick, Eddie W. Banks, Jordi Batlle-Aguilar, Peter G. Cook, and Okke Batelaan


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Dec 2017) by Graham Fogg
AR by Etienne Bresciani on behalf of the Authors (10 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Jan 2018) by Graham Fogg
Short summary
This article tackles the problem of finding the origin of groundwater in basin aquifers adjacent to mountains. In particular, we aim to determine whether the recharge occurs predominantly through stream infiltration along the mountain front or through subsurface flow from the mountain. To this end, we discuss the use of routinely measured variables: hydraulic head, chloride and electrical conductivity. A case study from Australia demonstrates the approach.