Articles | Volume 26, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 483–503, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-483-2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 483–503, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-483-2022

Research article 31 Jan 2022

Research article | 31 Jan 2022

Evidence for high-elevation salar recharge and interbasin groundwater flow in the Western Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes

Odiney Alvarez-Campos et al.

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Interactive discussion

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Referee Comment on hess-2021-287', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-287', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 Sep 2021) by Markus Hrachowitz
AR by Lisa Welp on behalf of the Authors (29 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Nov 2021) by Markus Hrachowitz
RR by Ian Cartwright (08 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish as is (09 Dec 2021) by Markus Hrachowitz
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Short summary
We present results of a hydrologic study of groundwater recharge near the city of Arequipa, Peru. There are a number of springs below a high-elevation salar that show some chemical evidence of connectivity to the salar basin, possibly facilitated by faults in region. These results suggest that this salar basin is not a strictly terminal lake but that some interbasin groundwater flow exists. In addition, a high-elevation forest ecosystem seems important for groundwater recharge as well.