Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Research article
26 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 26 Jul 2018

Riparian evapotranspiration is essential to simulate streamflow dynamics and water budgets in a Mediterranean catchment

Anna Lupon, José L. J. Ledesma, and Susana Bernal


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Apr 2018) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 May 2018) by Nunzio Romano
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (13 Jun 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Jun 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Jun 2018) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Anna Lupon on behalf of the Authors (11 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Jul 2018) by Nunzio Romano
Short summary
We used the PERSiST model to explore the role of riparian evapotranspiration (ET) in regulating streamflow in Mediterranean regions. Riparian ET was essential for understanding streamflow dynamics, especially in summer. Moreover, climate change simulations showed that the contribution of riparian ET to annual water budgets will increase in the future. We must include riparian zones in hydrological models in order to establish proper management strategies in water-limited regions.