Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Research article
24 May 2018
Research article |  | 24 May 2018

Extrapolating regional probability of drying of headwater streams using discrete observations and gauging networks

Aurélien Beaufort, Nicolas Lamouroux, Hervé Pella, Thibault Datry, and Eric Sauquet


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (22 Mar 2018) by Laurent Pfister
AR by Aurélien Beaufort on behalf of the Authors (23 Mar 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Apr 2018) by Laurent Pfister
Short summary
Streams which may stop flowing are poorly gauged. To improve their characterisation, we use an extended network providing monthly visual observations stating whether streams are flowing or not across France. These observations are combined with discharge and groundwater level in models to predict daily regional probability of drying. This approach allows identification of the most impacted regions by flow intermittence and estimation of the probability of drying dynamics over the last 27 years.