Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
Geosci. Commun., 1, 35–57, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-1-35-2018
Geosci. Commun., 1, 35–57, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-1-35-2018

Research article 06 Dec 2018

Research article | 06 Dec 2018

Can seasonal hydrological forecasts inform local decisions and actions? A decision-making activity

Jessica L. Neumann et al.

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (16 Oct 2018) by Katharine Welsh
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (19 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (22 Oct 2018) by Katharine Welsh
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (26 Oct 2018) by Katharine Welsh
ED: Publish as is (26 Oct 2018) by Sam Illingworth(Executive Editor)

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Jessica Neumann on behalf of the Authors (05 Dec 2018)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (05 Dec 2018) by Katharine Welsh
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Short summary
Seasonal hydrological forecasts (SHF) can predict floods, droughts, and water use in the coming months, but little is known about how SHF are used for decision-making. We asked 11 water sector participants what decisions they would make when faced with a possible flood event in 6 weeks' time. Flood forecasters and groundwater hydrologists responded to the flood risk more than water supply managers. SHF need to be tailored for use and communicated more clearly if they are to aid decision-making.
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