Impact of landuse on runoff in mountain catchments of different scales
L. Holko, Z. Kostkahttps://doi.org/10.17221/16/2008-SWRCitation:Holko L., Kostka Z. (2008): Impact of landuse on runoff in mountain catchments of different scales. Soil & Water Res., 3: 113-120.
The paper presents two approaches to the analysis of the impacts of landuse changes on hydrological regime in mountain catchments of northern Slovakia. An intersite comparison of measured data along the Jalovecký creek was used to test whether different landuse can be identified by means of water balance data and characteristics of runoff events. Although the comparison provided extended knowledge of the catchment, the only characteristic which might indicate possible impact of different landuse is the ratio of peakflow to flow at the beginning of the event. Simulations by means of spatially distributed hydrological model showed that different (extreme) scenarios resulted in relatively subtle impacts compared to uncertainties connected with hydrological modelling.Keywords:
hydrological regime; landuse change