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RENO - CASALECCHIO
STATION IDENTIFICATION

Country : Italy - Region : Emilia Romagna - Municipality : Casalecchio di Reno - Province : Bologna
River Name : Reno - Major Basin : Reno
Station Name : Casalecchio (b) - Station Code or number :149
Coordinates :
44°30' N latitude - 01°08' W longitude (Ref. Monte Mario) and 47.87 m above sea level
Catchment area : 1 051 sq km - Date Station Opened : 1921

CHANNEL CHARACTERISTICS
Channel Geometry : _____ m width and / et ____ m depth
with stable / fair / unstable river bed cross-section, underlain by : ___
The river bed is natural / man made : ___
Describe the hydraulic conditions within the measuring station : ___

HYDROLOGICAL REGIME
Natural or influenced flow : natural
with slow rise or flash floods : flash floods
Annual max. and min. mean flow : 1 040; 25.20; 0.48 m3/s (a) (b)

EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
Equipment installed and status : From 1992 : Telehydrometer with ultrasound sensor, connected - via radio - with the Office Control Centre. - Status : very good.
Gauging equipment and status : From March 1994 : new cable-way - Status : very good.
Observer or watchman : Station officer : Eng. Sergio Giambetti

VOLUME AND QUALITY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE
DAII : 98 % (Discharge Available Information Index : number of monthes with complete discharge information / number of observed years / 12)
Rating curve status (currently updated or not) : 1986
Number of discharge measurements (dm) available : 348
Highest water level observed : 5.30 mt - Date : 5/2/1951
Highest water level at which dm taken: 3.24 mt - Date : 12/3/1987
Lowest water level observed : - 0.89 mt - Date : 26/12/1972
Data storage medium (computerized or not) : Not computerized up to December 1992. Computerized from January 1993
Data dissemination medium (diskette or hand filled form) : in real time (c)
Status of the database (which data, currently updated or not) : Last updating of validated values : May 1995. Frequence of updating : From Jan. 1993, every month

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O & M)
Number of visits currently undertaken per year : 12-15
Ease of access : easy
Ease of flow measurement (describe) : difficult for minimum flow measures
Technique(s) used for discharge measurement (wading, bridge, slope area, etc.) : by fording and by cable-way
Equipment used in discharge measurement : current meter
Equipment used in stage measurement : ___
Operation and maintenance budget per annum for the station : ___

BENEFITS AND INTEREST
Current use of the data and who uses it (describe) : ___
Estimated revenue from use of data (if charges are raised) per annum : ___
Expected future use and where will it be used (describe) : ___
Additional data needed (which ones) : ___
Real time needed (for what purposes) : civil protection

SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Name : Ufficio Idrografico e Mareografico di Bologna - Organization : Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri - Dipartimento per i Servizi Tecnici Nazionali - Servizio Idrografico e Mareografico Nazionale -
Address : Piazza VIII Agosto, 26 - Bologna
Number of staff : 7

Form filled by :
Title :
Date :

(a) The indicated flows include also those pertaining to Reno Canal
(b) From 1996 onward, the station name will become "Casalecchio - Tiro a volo" (shooting range) and will record only the flows of Reno river, after the derivation
(c) One interrogation every half-hour, via radio
DCP INSTALLATION



Name                                      ITALY/HYCOS4
Meteosat Identification Code     26C44642
Frequency Channel                  R31
Frequency                               402.1915 MHz
First Time Emission                 01.06.00
Emission Interval                      3 h
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EQUIPMENT :

DCP of CAE Manufacturer

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SITE :

Casalecchio 44°30 N  11°19 E
N° OMM =  16135 
First data in April 2000