Role of large-scale water management in natural systems : connections, interactions and feedbacks, The
Hydrologic connections from the groundwater to the lower atmosphere are well established in natural systems, but much less is known about groundwater-surface water interactions in watersheds with significant human development. Groundwater can provide an important buffer to surface variability through baseflow and groundwater-supported evapotranspiration. However, it is unclear how widespread groundwater pumping and irrigation have altered these exchanges both spatially and temporally. Understanding the dynamics of developed hydrologic systems, and how they vary from natural systems, is an ...
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