Articles | Volume 24, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1709–1720, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1709-2020

Special issue: Linking landscape organisation and hydrological functioning:...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1709–1720, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1709-2020

Research article 09 Apr 2020

Research article | 09 Apr 2020

Are dissolved organic carbon concentrations in riparian groundwater linked to hydrological pathways in the boreal forest?

Stefan W. Ploum et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (17 Oct 2019) by Loes van Schaik
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Jan 2020) by Loes van Schaik
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (04 Feb 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Mar 2020) by Loes van Schaik
AR by Stefan Ploum on behalf of the Authors (11 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Near-stream areas, or riparian zones, are important for the health of streams and rivers. If these areas are disturbed by forestry or other anthropogenic activity, the water quality and all life in streams may be at risk. We examined which riparian areas are particularly sensitive. We found that only a few wet areas bring most of the rainwater from the landscape to the stream, and they have a unique water quality. In order to maintain healthy streams and rivers, these areas should be protected.