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


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (10 Sep 2020) by Jim Freer
AR by Jost Hellwig on behalf of the Authors (19 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Nov 2020) by Jim Freer
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Nov 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Jan 2021) by Jim Freer
AR by Jost Hellwig on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Jan 2021) by Jim Freer
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.