Alpine hydropower plants commonly flush sediment that accumulates at intakes, but the associated rapid rise in discharge, turbidity, and streambed instability put aquatic insects at risk.
A new research effort has mapped 35 years of naturalized streamflow for 2.94 million river reaches worldwide: an invaluable dataset for hydrology, biogeochemistry, ecology, and remote sensing.
A unique set of high-frequency groundwater level monitoring reveals a loss of approximately ten million cubic meters of groundwater after a major earthquake.
Increased permeability temporarily boosts water flow.
A new modeling strategy could improve streamflow predictions in places where mountain snow is a critical source of water.
New research suggests that an accurate prediction of colloidal particle mobilization in the environment should account for the effect of clustering.
Research in Yosemite National Park offers a new benchmark for understanding water balance changes in a mountainous basin 4 decades after its natural wildfire regime was reestablished.
Understanding how temperatures of cold-water streams respond to global warming could help clarify the impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems.
A new map of global river systems is based on crowdsourcing and the latest topography data sets.
A new analysis indicates that the frequency and magnitude of extreme precipitation events are expected to increase as Earth continues to warm.