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Arminou
ARMINOU
STATION IDENTIFICATION
Country:  Cyprus - River Name: Dhiarizos - Major Basin:  Dhiarizos
Station Name: Arminou
Station Code or number: 17603 WMO Number, (1124 931 95 Local Identification Code for the site of Philousa).
Coordinates: latitude: 34° 52' N  longitude:  32° 44' E  and 370 m above sea level
Catchment area:  125 sq km - Date Station Opened:  1965


CHANNEL CHARACTERISTICS
Channel Geometry: 30 m width and 20 m depth with stable river bed cross-section, underlain by: Boulders, gravels.
The river bed is natural : Natural - Dam erected after 1998
Describe the hydraulic conditions within the measuring station: The banks of the channel are chalk, marly chalk and marl with cherts in places.
The mean river slope is 4.6%


HYDROLOGICAL REGIME
Natural or influenced flow: Influenced flow after 1998 with slow rise or flash floods: Slow rise due to Arminou dam after 1998
Annual max. and min. mean flow:  150/1,2/0,78 m3/s


EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
Equipment installed and status: Strip chart; automatic water level recorder
Gauging equipment and status: Staff gauge, current meter
Observer or watchman: Observer


VOLUME AND QUALITY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE
DAII: 408/34/12 (Discharge Available Information Index: number of months with complete discharge information/number of observed years/12)
Rating curve status (currently updated or not):  Currently updated
Number of discharge measurements (dm) available: > 200
Highest water level observed: 250 cm
Date:  Dec. 26, 1968
Highest water level at which dm taken:  226 cm
Date:  June 9, 1972
Lowest water level observed: 0 cm
Date:  usually in Summer
Data storage medium (computerized or not):  Computerized
Data dissemination medium (diskette or hand filled form):  Diskette
Status of the database (which data, currently updated or not):  Discharge data. Currently updated.


OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O & M)
Number of visits currently undertaken per year:  >60
Ease of access:  Easy access by car
Ease of flow measurment (describe): Current metering by using USA Geological Survey's rules
Technique(s) used for discharge measurement (wading, bridge, slope area, etc.):  Wading, bridge for high flows.
Equipment used in discharge measurement: A. Ott; propeller type; current meter
Equipment used in stage measurement: Automatic water level recorder
Operation and maintenance budget per annum for the station:  2000 US$


BENEFITS AND INTEREST
Current use of the data and who uses it (describe): Water resources planning and flood control studies
Estimated revenue from use of data (if charges are raised) per annum:  none
Expected future use and where will it be used (describe): For water developments projects and environmental needs
Additional data needed (which ones): Additional data needed for sediment and quality control studies
Real time needed (for what purposes): Real time data is needed for flood control


SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Name:  Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
Organization:  Water Development Department
Address:  WDD - 1413 NICOSIA/CYPRUS
Number of staff:  about 400
Form filled by : Panayiotis SKORDIS
Title : Executive Engineer (Civil Eng.)
Date : Jun. 25, 1997
Address : WDD - 1413 NICOSIA / CYPRUS

DCP INSTALLATION




Name  :                                 CYPRUS/HYCOS2
Identification Meteosat Code  : 36C1167A
Frequency channel :               R32
Fréquency   :                         402.1975MHz
First emission time   :            01.00.00
Emission interval  :                  3 h
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EQUIPMENT :

DCP PM46 V3.06 n° 98036
Meteosat Transmitter with GPS receiver
YAGI antenna
Memeory card 1 Mo n°79 et n°98
Battery 12V / 26Ah
Solar panel 12V / 20W
Level & Temperature Water Probe CCI n°5283
Air Temperature sensor PT100 with shelter
Raingauge 400 cm2 Precis Mecanique n°3030
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SITE :

Arminou        34°52 N  33°44 E
N° OMM =      17603
Send in january 99
First data in november 99