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VARDAR A DEMIR KAPIJA
STATION IDENTIFICATION

Country :R. Macedonia - River Name :Vardar - Major Basin :Agean Sea
Station Name :Demir Kapija - Station Code or number :63080
Coordinates : 41°24'18" N latitude - 22°16'05" E longitude and 94,30 m above sea level
Catchment area : 21350 sq km - Date Station Opened : from 1950

CHANNEL CHARACTERISTICS
Channel Geometry : 50 m width and 2,8 m depth
with stable / fair river bed cross-section, underlain by :
The river bed is natural
Describe the hydraulic conditions within the measuring station : Non inundation, J=1,2

HYDROLOGICAL REGIME
____ flow with flash floods
Annual max. and min. mean flow : max 212, min 44,0 m3/s

EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
Equipment installed and status : water level recorder
Gauging equipment and status : current meter
Observer or watchman : observer

VOLUME AND QUALITY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE
DAII : 50 years x 12 monthes (Discharge Available Information Index : number of monthes with complete discharge information / number of observed years / 12)
Rating curve status (currently updated or not) : currently updated
Number of discharge measurements (dm) available : 300
Highest water level observed : 605 cm - Date : November 1962
Highest water level at which dm taken : 360 cm - Date : January 1958
Lowest water level observed : 23 cm - Date : August 1990
Data storage medium (computerized or not) : computerized
Data dissemination medium : diskette
Status of the database (which data, currently updated or not) : currently updated

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O & M)
Number of visits currently undertaken per year : 6 to 8 per year
Ease of access : easy
Ease of flow measurement (describe) : Measurements for minimum and mean flows are carried out easily but for maximum, difficulty to measure
Technique(s) used for discharge measurement (wading, bridge, slope area, etc.) : wading, cableway installation
Equipment used in discharge measurement : current meter
Equipment used in stage measurement : Samplers for suspended sediments
Operation and maintenance budget per annum for the station : 4000 US$

BENEFITS AND INTEREST
Current use of the data and who uses it (describe) : - internal usage for the necessities of economy - water management - and other users
Estimated revenue from use of data (if charges are raised) per annum : As a budget institution we do not make estimation
Expected future use and where will it be used (describe) : Interest for future use of data is raising continuously especialy in water management
Additional data needed (which ones) : ____
Real time needed (for what purposes) : - 15 minutes for measurements of PH - 1 hour for measurements of total sediment for the purposes of the fast water quality control - 2 hours for measurements of flow

SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Name : Hidrological Department
Organization : Republic Hydromoeteorological Institute
Address : Skupi b.b 91 000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Number of staff : 37
Form filled by : Josif Milevski
Title : Hydrologist
Date : 03 IX 1996