Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1263–1279, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-1263-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1263–1279, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-1263-2019

Research article 07 Mar 2019

Research article | 07 Mar 2019

Hydrological trade-offs due to different land covers and land uses in the Brazilian Cerrado

Jamil A. A. Anache et al.

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We assessed the water balance over 5 years in different land uses typical of the Brazilian Cerrado: tropical woodland, bare land, pasture and sugarcane. Land uses may affect hillslope hydrology and cause trade-offs; the woodland consumes the soil water storage along the dry season, while the agricultural LCLU (pasture and sugarcane) reduces the water consumption in either season, and the aquifer recharge rates may be reduced in forested areas due to increased water demand by the vegetation.