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Title:Hydrological response to climate change in the Black Hills of South Dakota, USA 
Authors:Fontaine, T.A., J.F. Klassen, T.S. Cruickshank and R.H. Hotchkiss 
Journal:Hydrological Sciences Journal 
Volume (Issue):46(1) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:climate change 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:427 km^2 Spring Creek, located in the Black Hills region in western South Dakota, U.S. 
Calibration Summary:1987-95 annual r2 = .94 & monthly r2 = .62 
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General Comments:Climate change scenarios were represented by arbitrary changes in temperature, precipitation, and CO2 (e.g., +4°C; ±10% precipitation; 2xCO2). Increased temperature resulted in a decrease in water yeild and vice versa for precipitation. Increased CO2 in combination with increased precipitation resulted in the largest water yield increase. Increased CO2 concentrations were found to dampen water yield loss effects occurring from increased temperature or decreased precipitation. 
Keywords:climate change impacts, climate scenario analyrsis, yield changes, mathematical modelling, forest hydrology, hydrological processes, South Dakota, USA