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Characterization of the Groundwater Storage Systems of South-Central Chile: An Approach Based on Recession Flow Analysis

Department of Water Resources, Universidad de Concepción, Chillán 3812120, Chile
Centro Fondap CRHIAM, Concepción 4070411, Chile
Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción 4090541, Chile
Centro de Investigación en Biodiversidad y Ambientes Sustentables CIBAS, Concepción 4090541, Chile
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Water 2019, 11(11), 2324;
Received: 16 September 2019 / Revised: 22 October 2019 / Accepted: 1 November 2019 / Published: 7 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Groundwater storage and discharge are important processes that have not yet been sufficiently studied in some parts of Chile. Additionally, in watersheds without snow cover or glaciers, groundwater storage and release are the main sources of minimum flow generation; therefore, improvements are required to characterize this process. This study aimed to use recession flow analysis to link groundwater storage depletion to the predominant geological characteristics of each watershed in order to improve our understanding of the groundwater storage-release process in 24 watersheds in south-central Chile. The results allowed different groundwater storage behaviors associated with different geological characteristics to be identified, making recession flow analysis a valuable tool for improving the representation and conceptualization of this process in order to advance toward better minimum flow predictions. View Full-Text
Keywords: geology; recession flow analysis; groundwater storage geology; recession flow analysis; groundwater storage
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Parra, V.; Arumí, J.L.; Muñoz, E.; Paredes, J. Characterization of the Groundwater Storage Systems of South-Central Chile: An Approach Based on Recession Flow Analysis. Water 2019, 11, 2324.

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