Articles | Volume 25, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5859–5878, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5859-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5859–5878, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5859-2021

Research article 11 Nov 2021

Research article | 11 Nov 2021

Large-scale sensitivities of groundwater and surface water to groundwater withdrawal

Marc F. P. Bierkens et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (16 Mar 2021) by Elham Rouholahnejad Freund
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Jun 2021) by Elham Rouholahnejad Freund
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Sep 2021) by Elham Rouholahnejad Freund
AR by Marc Bierkens on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Oct 2021) by Elham Rouholahnejad Freund
AR by Marc Bierkens on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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We introduce a simple analytical framework that allows us to estimate to what extent large-scale groundwater withdrawal affects groundwater levels and streamflow. It also calculates which part of the groundwater withdrawal comes out of groundwater storage and which part from a reduction in streamflow. Global depletion rates obtained with the framework are compared with estimates from satellites, from global- and continental-scale groundwater models, and from in situ datasets.