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    Université de Fribourg

    From dwindling ice to headwater lakes: could dams replace glaciers in the European Alps?

    Farinotti, Daniel ; Pistocchi, Alberto ; Huss, 5 Matthias

    In: Environmental Research Letters, 2016, vol. 11, no. 5, p. 54022

    The potential exploitation of areas becoming ice-free in response to ongoing climate change has rarely been addressed, although it could be of interest from the water management perspective. Here we present an estimate for the potential of mitigating projected changes in seasonal water availability from melting glaciers by managing runoff through reservoirs. For the European Alps we estimate that...