Presentation from Lebanon -
In Lebanon the water management depends on
the Ministry of electricity and water resources, itself divided into 2
There is also the National Office of Litani
which is separated into 2 services :
the Department of Potable Water and Irrigation
the Department of Electricity
The hydrological year starts in September
and ends in August. At the end of each year, a unit table is calculated.
the electricity service which deals with hydropower,
the hydrological service is in charge of the
The location of the MED-HYCOS DCP
is on the Orantes River which shows a permanent discharge. This choice
seems to be appropriate because it is a Karstic area. A station installed
in this river was destroyed by a flood in 1996.
The hydrological network is
made of :
There is a policy of restoration of the hydrological
9 stations in the North,
9 stations in mountainous area,
1 station in the South,
3 stations in the East (Beka).
The data prior to the war were kept in
United Kingdom. During the war they couldn't make any measurements.