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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5901–5917, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5901-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5901–5917, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5901-2018

Research article 14 Nov 2018

Research article | 14 Nov 2018

Do users benefit from additional information in support of operational drought management decisions in the Ebro basin?

Clara Linés et al.

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In this paper we follow a user-based approach to examine operational drought management decisions and how the role of information on them can be assessed. The approach combines a stakeholder consultation and a decision model representing the interrelated decisions of the irrigation association and farmers. The decision model was extended to include information on snow cover from satellite. This contributed to better decisions in the simulation and ultimately higher benefits for the farmers.