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The role of near-stream riparian zones in the hydrology of steep upland catchments

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Abstract

Surface and subsurface waters were monitored and sampled at various topographic positions in a 40.5-ha headwater catchment to test several hypotheses of runoff generation and stream chemical and isotopic evolution during snowmelt. Transmissivity feedback was observed on the hillslopes during the melt period. Groundwater levels and stream DOC were highly correlated with stream discharge. Hysteresis in the groundwater-streamflow relation suggests that localized water flux from the riparian areas controlled the rising limb and main peak response of the melt hydrograph, whilst hillslope drainage controlled the timing and volume of the falling limb. Lateral flow from upslope positions was detected in the riparian zone.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The role of near-stream riparian zones in the hydrology of steep upland catchments
Series title:
IAHS-AISH Publication
Volume
248
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
173
Last page:
180
Number of Pages:
8