Articles | Volume 25, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5355–5379, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5355-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5355–5379, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5355-2021

Research article 05 Oct 2021

Research article | 05 Oct 2021

How is Baseflow Index (BFI) impacted by water resource management practices?

John P. Bloomfield et al.

Data sets

Catchment attributes and hydro-meteorological timeseries for 671 catchments across Great Britain (CAMELS-GB) G. Coxon, N. Addor, J. P. Bloomfield, J. Freer, M. Fry, M., J. Hannaford, N. J. K. Howden, R. Lane, M. Lewis, E. L. Robinson, T. Wagener, and R. Woods https://doi.org/10.5285/8344e4f3-d2ea-44f5-8afa-86d2987543a9

Inventory of reservoirs amounting to 90 % of total UK storage M. J. Durant and C. J. Counsell https://doi.org/10.5285/f5a7d56c-cea0-4f00-b159-c3788a3b2b38

Land Cover Map~2015 (1 km percentage target class, GB) C. S. Rowland, R. D. Morton, L., Carrasco, G. McShane, A. W. O'Neil, and C. M. Wood https://doi.org/10.5285/505d1e0c-ab60-4a60-b448-68c5bbae403e

Estimated licensed and actual abstractions from all surface and groundwater sources by purpose: 2000 to 2017 UK Government https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/785577/Est_abstractions_all_surface_groundwater_by_purpose_2000_2017.csv/preview

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Short summary
Groundwater provides flow, known as baseflow, to surface streams and rivers. It is important as it sustains the flow of many rivers at times of water stress. However, it may be affected by water management practices. Statistical models have been used to show that abstraction of groundwater may influence baseflow. Consequently, it is recommended that information on groundwater abstraction is included in future assessments and predictions of baseflow.