Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
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Spatial assessment of probable recharge areas – investigating the hydrogeological controls of an active deep-seated gravitational slope deformation
- Final revised paper (published on 06 Jul 2022)
- Preprint (discussion started on 21 Dec 2021)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-388', Catherine Bertrand, 01 Mar 2022
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', J. Pfeiffer, 10 May 2022
RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-388', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Apr 2022
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', J. Pfeiffer, 10 May 2022
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (23 May 2022) by Andreas Günther
AR by J. Pfeiffer on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2022)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 May 2022) by Andreas Günther
RR by Catherine Bertrand (30 May 2022)
ED: Publish as is (01 Jun 2022) by Andreas Günther
The subject is of major interest in mountainous context where it is often difficult to make a water balance in this kind of environment. There are many reasons for this: difficulties in estimating the recharge area, difficulties in estimating the outflows, because they are frequently masked by quaternary formations or rivers. To make a water balance of an aquifer allows to better manage the water resource, which in mountainous environment is fundamental because these are often the only water resource of small communities.
This paper proposes a methodology for estimating recharge areas in particular environments that are gravity instabilities. In these environments, estimating the search area is a real issue, because it is recognized that water is an aggravating factor in the displacement of these slopes. Any identification of water inflow is therefore essential to be able to set up remediation systems (example of drainage cited by the authors).
The method developed in this study is original and seems to give promising results. Unfortunately, there are many inaccuracies in both form and substance that taint these results.