Articles | Volume 25, issue 3
Research article
12 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 12 Mar 2021

Impact of karst areas on runoff generation, lateral flow and interbasin groundwater flow at the storm-event timescale

Martin Le Mesnil, Roger Moussa, Jean-Baptiste Charlier, and Yvan Caballero

Data sets

Rhydro: a set of tools to access dis- charge and water levels data from the French databases (Version v1) V. Hakoun and A. Manlay

Short summary
We present an innovative approach consisting of the statistical analysis and comparison of 15 hydrological descriptors, characterizing catchment response to rainfall events. The distribution of these descriptors is analysed according to the occurrence of karst areas inside 108 catchments. It shows that karst impacts on storm events mainly result in river losses and that interbasin groundwater flows can represent a significant part of the catchment water budget ah the event timescale.