Articles | Volume 24, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 213–226, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-213-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 213–226, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-213-2020
Research article
16 Jan 2020
Research article | 16 Jan 2020

Assessing the perturbations of the hydrogeological regime in sloping fens due to roads

Fabien Cochand et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (13 Apr 2019) by Anke Hildebrandt
AR by Fabien Cochand on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 May 2019) by Anke Hildebrandt
RR by Alraune Zech (09 Jul 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (10 Jul 2019)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (16 Jul 2019) by Anke Hildebrandt
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (11 Nov 2019) by Anke Hildebrandt
AR by Fabien Cochand on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Nov 2019) by Anke Hildebrandt
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Roads in sloping fens constitute a hydraulic barrier for surface and subsurface flow. This can lead to the drying out of downslope areas of the fen as well as gully erosion. By combining fieldwork and numerical models, this study presents an assessment of the hydrogeological impact of three road structures especially designed to limit their impact. The study shows that the impact of roads on the hydrological regime in fens can be significantly reduced by using appropriate engineering measures.