Articles | Volume 24, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3737–3752, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3737-2020

Special issue: Water, isotope and solute fluxes in the soil–plant–atmosphere...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3737–3752, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3737-2020

Research article 23 Jul 2020

Research article | 23 Jul 2020

Using water stable isotopes to understand evaporation, moisture stress, and re-wetting in catchment forest and grassland soils of the summer drought of 2018

Lukas Kleine et al.

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We investigated the effects of the 2018 drought on water partitioning in a lowland catchment under grassland and forest in north-eastern Germany. Conditions resulted in drying up of streams, yield losses, and lower groundwater levels. Oak trees continued to transpire during the drought. We used stable isotopes to assess the fluxes and ages of water. Sustainable use of resource water requires such understanding of ecohydrological water partitioning.