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MORACA - PODGORICA
STATION IDENTIFICATION
Country :F R Yugoslavia - River Name :Moraca - Major Basin :Adriatic Sea
Station Name :Podgorica - Station Code or number :60160
Coordinates : 42°27'02" N latitude - 19°16'02" E longitude and 24.60 m above sea level
Catchment area : 2 627.7 sq km - Date Station Opened : 15.08.1928. water level, 1934 discharge discontinually, since 1948 continually

CHANNEL CHARACTERISTICS
Channel Geometry : 75.5 m width and 1.80 m depth
with stable river bed cross-section, underlain by : pebble, cobble
The river bed is natural
Describe the hydraulic conditions within the measuring station : laminar flow

HYDROLOGICAL REGIME
Natural flow with slow rise
Annual max. and min. mean flow : 1934 and 9.80 m3/s

EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
Equipment installed and status : staff gauge, water level recorder, cable way - good
Gauging equipment and status : current meter, thermometer - good
Observer or watchman : observer

VOLUME AND QUALITY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE
DAII : (Discharge Available Information Index : number of monthes with complete discharge information / number of observed years / 12)
Rating curve status (currently updated or not) : yearly updated
Number of discharge measurements (dm) available : 302
Highest water level observed : 1186 cm - Date : 17.11.1979
Highest water level at which dm taken : 1013 cm - Date : 24.10.1974 -
Lowest water level observed : 25 cm - Date : 26.11.1983
Data storage medium (computerized or not) : computerized
Data dissemination medium : diskette
Status of the database (which data, currently updated or not) : water level, discharge, water temperature, water quality

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O & M)
Number of visits currently undertaken per year : every day
Ease of access : easy
Ease of flow measurement (describe) : with difficulties
Technique(s) used for discharge measurement (wading, bridge, slope area, etc.) : wading, boat, cable way
Equipment used in discharge measurement : wading, boat, cable way
Equipment used in stage measurement : staff gauge, limnigraph
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 management, flood protection, water supply, agriculture
Estimated revenue from use of data (if charges are raised) per annum : unknown
Expected future use and where will it be used (describe) : Hydrological forecast and warning
Additional data needed (which ones) : suspended sediment load
Real time needed (for what purposes) : for water forecasting, flood defense, environment monitoring

SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Name : Tioslav Petkovic
Organization : Federal Hydrometeorological Institute
Address : Bircaninova 6, Beograd, Yugoslavia
Number of staff : 25
Form filled by : Kristina Peric
Title : dipl. ing.
Date : 25 June 1997
Address : Federal Hydrometeorological Institute, Bircaninova 6, 11000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia