Articles | Volume 373
12 May 2016
 | 12 May 2016

Spatially-smooth regionalization of flow duration curves in non-pristine basins

Daniele Ganora, Francesco Laio, Alessandro Masoero, and Pierluigi Claps

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Cited articles

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Short summary
The flow duration curve is a widely used tool to support water resources management, planning of hydropower plants and many other problems in hydrological engineering. This paper describe a procedure to estimate the flow duration curve in river sections where no data are available by exploiting observations from other gauged river basins. The procedure also allows one to include information about existing water intakes that alter the natural flow in the river.