Articles | Volume 24, issue 5
Research article
27 May 2020
Research article |  | 27 May 2020

Comparison of generalized non-data-driven lake and reservoir routing models for global-scale hydrologic forecasting of reservoir outflow at diurnal time steps

Joseph L. Gutenson, Ahmad A. Tavakoly, Mark D. Wahl, and Michael L. Follum


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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Oct 2019) by Niko Wanders
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Jan 2020) by Niko Wanders
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Feb 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (24 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Mar 2020) by Niko Wanders
AR by Joseph Gutenson on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Apr 2020) by Niko Wanders

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Joseph Gutenson on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (15 May 2020) by Niko Wanders
Short summary
Global-scale hydrologic forecasts should account for attenuation through lakes and reservoirs. There is no consensus on the best approach to estimating this attenuation in large-spatial-scale hydrologic forecasts. This article investigates two existing parsimonious approaches to estimating reservoir outflows. We test each method at 60 reservoirs in the United States. We find that a method first developed in 2003 can provide a reasonable approximation of diurnal reservoir outflows.