Articles | Volume 27, issue 14
Research article
24 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 24 Jul 2023

Can the combining of wetlands with reservoir operation reduce the risk of future floods and droughts?

Yanfeng Wu, Jingxuan Sun, Boting Hu, Y. Jun Xu, Alain N. Rousseau, and Guangxin Zhang

Data sets

China multi-period land use remote sensing monitoring dataset X. Xu, J. Liu, S. Zhang, R. Li, C. Yan, and S. Wu

Short summary
Reservoirs and wetlands are important regulators of watershed hydrology, which should be considered when projecting floods and droughts. We first coupled wetlands and reservoir operations into a semi-spatially-explicit hydrological model and then applied it in a case study involving a large river basin in northeast China. We found that, overall, the risk of future floods and droughts will increase further even under the combined influence of reservoirs and wetlands.