Articles | Volume 25, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3617–3634, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3617-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3617–3634, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3617-2021

Research article 24 Jun 2021

Research article | 24 Jun 2021

Water sharing policies conditioned on hydrologic variability to inform reservoir operations

Guang Yang and Paul Block

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-72', Michael J Tumbare, 23 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-72', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Mar 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on hess-2021-72', Anonymous Referee #3, 07 Mar 2021
  • RC5: 'Comment on hess-2021-72', John Ndiritu, 15 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (13 May 2021) by Dominic Mazvimavi
AR by Guang Yang on behalf of the Authors (14 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 May 2021) by Dominic Mazvimavi
AR by Guang Yang on behalf of the Authors (31 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
There is a clear trade-off between reservoir hydropower generation and the variability in reservoir water release, which can be used to derive water-sharing policies and provide critical insights during riparian negotiations regarding downstream flows supplementing during drought conditions. This type of water-sharing policy can effectively mitigate the water use conflicts between upstream and downstream countries, especially during drought periods.