Articles | Volume 22, issue 12
Research article
03 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 03 Dec 2018

An assessment of trends and potential future changes in groundwater-baseflow drought based on catchment response times

Jost Hellwig and Kerstin Stahl


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Short summary
Due to the lack of long-term observations, insights into changes of groundwater resources are obscured. In this paper we assess past and potential future changes in groundwater drought in headwater catchments using a baseflow approach. There are a few past trends which are highly dependent on the period of analysis. Catchments with short response times are found to have a higher sensitivity to projected seasonal precipitation shifts, urging for a local management based on response times.