Articles | Volume 25, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1133–1150, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1133-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1133–1150, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1133-2021

Research article 05 Mar 2021

Research article | 05 Mar 2021

Irrigation, damming, and streamflow fluctuations of the Yellow River

Zun Yin et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (10 Aug 2020) by Xing Yuan
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Aug 2020) by Xing Yuan
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Oct 2020) by Xing Yuan
AR by Zun Yin on behalf of the Authors (05 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Jan 2021) by Xing Yuan
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Short summary
We improved the irrigation module in a land surface model ORCHIDEE and developed a dam operation model with the aim to investigate how irrigation and dams affect the streamflow fluctuations of the Yellow River. Results show that irrigation mainly reduces the annual river flow. The dam operation, however, mainly affects streamflow variation. By considering two generic operation rules, flood control and base flow guarantee, our dam model can sustainably improve the simulation accuracy.