Articles | Volume 26, issue 21
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5555–5575, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-5555-2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5555–5575, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-5555-2022
Research article
08 Nov 2022
Research article | 08 Nov 2022

Assessing runoff sensitivity of North American Prairie Pothole Region basins to wetland drainage using a basin classification-based virtual modelling approach

Christopher Spence et al.

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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-2022-102', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Christopher Spence, 08 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-102', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Christopher Spence, 08 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (19 Aug 2022) by Fabrizio Fenicia
AR by Christopher Spence on behalf of the Authors (19 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Sep 2022) by Fabrizio Fenicia
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Oct 2022) by Fabrizio Fenicia
AR by Christopher Spence on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We learnt how streamflow from small creeks could be altered by wetland removal in the Canadian Prairies, where this practice is pervasive. Every creek basin in the region was placed into one of seven groups. We selected one of these groups and used its traits to simulate streamflow. The model worked well enough so that we could trust the results even if we removed the wetlands. Wetland removal did not change low flow amounts very much, but it doubled high flow and tripled average flow.