OZCAR-RI SNO_KARST MEDYCYSS-Multi scalE observatory of flooD dYnamiCs and hYdrodynamicS in karSt - France

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Site Name
OZCAR-RI SNO_KARST MEDYCYSS-Multi scalE observatory of flooD dYnamiCs and hYdrodynamicS in karSt
Short name
MEDYCYSS
Country
France
Site Description
MEDYCYSS observatory (Hérault, France) is a mediterranean karstic hydrosystem, located between Hérault and Vidourle rivers with a 1200 km2 area. The territory consists of several sites of observation and experimentation with three hydrographic networks in interaction with the karst system: the Lez, the Mosson and the Coulazou.
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2020-06-29 10:06:49

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2000
Purpose
to characterize groundwater hydrodynamics in karst watersheds under climatic and anthropogenic forcing at nested observation scales; to quantify the recharge, which is a key variable for the assessment and management of groundwater resources in karsts; to understand the role of the unsaturated zone on the long term storage of the aquifer and quantify the water storage variation with time; to discriminate and quantify flow distribution (rapid and slow transfers) between the recharge catchment and the outlets of the hydrosystem; to better characterize the karst/river interactions for the risk assessment of floods and water resource contamination
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Sketchmap of MEDYCYSS Observatory

Sketchmap of MEDYCYSS Observatory

Flood  at LEZ spring

Flood at LEZ spring

flash flood at LIROU spring

flash flood at LIROU spring

Geographic
Size
120000.00ha
Elevation (average)
150.00msl
Elevation (min)
50.00msl
Elevation (max)
650.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER France (CZO_EU_FR_182)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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