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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Water resources and hydroinformatics : Stream-aquifer interaction of a large alpine river with heat-tracer methods and hydrological modelin...
Stream-aquifer interaction of a large alpine river with heat-tracer methods and hydrological modeling
Author : GIOVANNI RAVAZZANI(1), DIEGO CURTI(1), MARCO MANCINI(1) & RENZO ROSSO(1)
ABSTRACT
The contribution of groundwater to streamflow in Alpine catchments is still poorly understood, despite it may heavily
impact hydrological balance and stream habitats. This work presents the results of a field campaign based on heat
tracer methods to assess the hyphoreic flow during low flow period of a large Alpine river in Italy. These measurements
were employed to validate a distributed hydrological model that can be used to asses river-groundwater interaction in
both low and high flow conditions. The results show that groundwater may have a relevant role during low flow period by
increasing river discharge and during floods by subtracting direct runoff that is stored in river banks.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water resources and hydroinformatics
Date Published : 19/08/2015
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