Articles | Volume 25, issue 2
Research article
25 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 25 Feb 2021

Groundwater and baseflow drought responses to synthetic recharge stress tests

Jost Hellwig, Michael Stoelzle, and Kerstin Stahl

Data sets

Model outputs: Groundwater and baseflow stress tests in Germany Jost Hellwig, Michael Stoelzle, and Kerstin Stahl

Short summary
Potential future groundwater and baseflow drought hazards depend on systems' sensitivity to altered recharge conditions. With three generic scenarios, we found different sensitivities across Germany driven by hydrogeology. While changes in drought hazard due to seasonal recharge shifts will be rather low, a lengthening of dry spells could cause stronger responses in regions with slow groundwater response to precipitation, urging local water management to prepare for more severe droughts.