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Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences An open-access publication for refereed proceedings in hydrology

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Proc. IAHS, 373, 45-49, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-373-45-2016
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12 May 2016
Reservoir impacts downstream in highly regulated river basins: the Ebro delta and the Guadalquivir estuary in Spain
María J. Polo et al.

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Regulation by reservoirs affects both the freshwater regime and the sediment delivery downstream. Spain is one the countries with more water storage capacity by reservoirs in the world. The spatial redistribution of the seasonal and annual water storage in reservoirs mainly for irrigation and urban supply has resulted in significant environmental impacts downstream. This work shows these effects in the Guadalquivir and the Ebro River basins, two of the largest regulated areas in Spain.
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