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PO - PONTELAGOSCURO
STATION IDENTIFICATION

Country : Italy - Region : Emilia Romagna - Municipality : Pontelagoscuro - Province : Ferrara
River Name : Po - Major Basin : Po
Station Name : Pontelagoscuro - Station Code or number :
Coordinates : 44°55' '' N latitude - 00°52' '' W longitude (Ref. Monte Mario) and 8.11 m above sea level
Catchment area : 70 091 sq km - Date Station Opened : 1807

CHANNEL CHARACTERISTICS
Channel Geometry : _____ m width and ____ 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 : slow rise
Annual max. and min. mean flow : 10 300; 275; 1 510m3/s, Maximum calculated flow : 12 000 m3/s

EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
Equipment installed and status : 1) traditional station : zinced iron tube fixed with brackets to the wall leading to the navigation canal, on the right bank.
2) automatic station : ultrasound sensor located at the centre of an arch of the bridge leading to the Ferrara mainroad. Station on the right bank, on the cartroad leading to the navigation canal.
Status : good.
Gauging equipment and status : 1) horizontal hydrometrographer - manuf. SIAP - Continuous module.
2) ultrasound sensor and recording station SP 100 manuf. CAE
Status : good.
Observer or watchman : Station officer : Allodi Alessandro

VOLUME AND QUALITY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE
DAII : ca. 95 % (Discharge Available Information Index : number of monthes with complete discharge information / number of observed years / 12)
Rating curve status (currently updated or not) : 1993
Number of discharge measurements (dm) available : more than 230
Highest water level observed : 4,28 mt - Date : 14/11/1951
Highest water level at which dm taken: + 2,49 mt - Date : 08/10/1976
Lowest water level observed : - 0,65 mt - Date : 25-26/04/1982
Data storage medium (computerized or not) : partly computerized
Data dissemination medium (diskette or hand filled form) : floppy disk, monthly diagrams
Status of the database (which data, currently updated or not) : date of last updating : 1994

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O & M)
Number of visits currently undertaken per year : 20
Ease of access : easy
Ease of flow measurement (describe) : medium
Technique(s) used for discharge measurement (wading, bridge, slope area, etc.) : by means of a winch (from bridge or boat)
Equipment used in discharge measurement : current meter
Equipment used in stage measurement : ___
Operation and maintenance budget per annum for the station : 2 000 000 It. lire

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 Parma
Organization : Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri - Dipartimento per i Servizi Tecnici Nazionali - Servizio Idrografico e Mareografico Nazionale
Address : via Garibaldi 75 - Parma
Number of staff : 16

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DCP INSTALLATION



Name                                      ITALY/HYCOS6
Meteosat Identification Code     26FDC07A
Frequency Channel                  R31
Frequency                               402.1915 MHz
First Time Emission                 01.13.30
Emission Interval                      3 h
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EQUIPMENT :

DCP of CAE Manufacturer

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SITE :

Pontelagoscuro 44°55 N  11°35 E
N° OMM =  16107 
First data in April 2000