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https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-371-203-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-371-203-2015
12 Jun 2015
 | 12 Jun 2015

Reliability of a conceptual hydrological model in a semi-arid Andean catchment facing water-use changes

P. Hublart, D. Ruelland, I. García De Cortázar Atauri, and A. Ibacache

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This paper explores the reliability of low-flow simulations by conceptual models in a semi-arid, Andean catchment facing climate variability and water-use changes. A parsimonious hydrological model (GR4J) was combined with a model of irrigation water-use (IWU) to provide a new model of the catchment behavior (called GR4J/IWU). The original GR4J model and the GR6J model were also used as benchmarks to evaluate the usefulness explicitly accounting for water abstractions.