Articles | Volume 23, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4491–4508, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4491-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4491–4508, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4491-2019

Research article 04 Nov 2019

Research article | 04 Nov 2019

Assessing the impacts of hydrologic and land use alterations on water temperature in the Farmington River basin in Connecticut

John R. Yearsley et al.

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This study investigates the impact of dam-induced hydrologic alterations and modification of riparian buffers on stream temperatures and thermal habitat for aquatic species. We enhanced and applied a model system (DHSVM-RBM) that couples a distributed hydrologic model, DHSVM, with the distributed stream temperature model, RBM, in the Farmington River basin in the Connecticut River system, which includes varying types of watershed development (e.g., deforestation and reservoirs).