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Ground water and small research basins: an historical perspective

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Ground Water. 41(7): 1005-1007.


Scientists have been studying hydrological processes within a watershed context for hundreds of years. Throughout much of that history, little attention was paid to the significance of ground water; in nearly all early studies, ground water was never considered. In many recent studies, ground water fluxes are assumed to be insignificantly small. The following is a brief history of the evolution of watershed studies, including the recent increase in interest regarding the influence of ground water on the hydrology and geochemistry of research watersheds.


Verry, Elon S. 2003. Ground water and small research basins: an historical perspective. Ground Water. 41(7): 1005-1007.

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