Water balance

We will estimate the water balance by measuring incoming (precipitation) and outgoing water fluxes (evapotranspiration and stream flow). For this we will combine AWS data with flux chamber data, which also provide water fluxes from soil and during light measurements over vegetation. Moreover, we will have water table depth monitors across the landscape to determine accuracy of model predictions and to relate water levels to runoff rates.

Bascially, at the start of the monitoring period (very dry) most of the water stayed within the system (raising the water table), whereas after saturation more than 80% are lost as runoff

All three sites with control (C) and treatment (T) are shown. The three sites show remarkably similar flow rate peakes and are simialr between the control and treatment areas

A monitoring plot with the water table depth meter (TruTrack)
Controls given with STDEV; DN denotes "do nothing" treatment
Note: Whitendale contains one very low WTD control replicate