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VARDAR A SKOPJE
STATION IDENTIFICATION

Country :R. Macedonia - River Name :Vardar - Major Basin :Agean Sea
Station Name :Skopje - Station Code or number :13588
Coordinates : 41°59'44" N latitude - 21°26'50" E longitude and 242,56 m above sea level
Catchment area : 4650 sq km - Date Station Opened : from 1954

CHANNEL CHARACTERISTICS
Channel Geometry : 51 m width and 1,5 m depth
with stable river bed cross-section, underlain by :
The river bed is man made, double river bed (major and minor)
Describe the hydraulic conditions within the measuring station : Non inundation, J=0,1

HYDROLOGICAL REGIME
mostly natural flow with flash floods
Annual max. and min. mean flow : max 76,8, min 22,7 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 (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 : 350
Highest water level observed : 499 cm - Date : November 1962
Highest water level at which dm taken : 264 cm - Date : November 1962
Lowest water level observed : 22 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, boat, bridge
Equipment used in discharge measurement : hand winch, current meter, etc
Equipment used in stage measurement : Equipment for suspended sediments
Operation and maintenance budget per annum for the station : 3000 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 purposes of the fast water quality control - 2 hours for the 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

DCP INSTALLATION






Name                                      : MACEDON/HYCOS1
Meteosat Identification Code     : 16E5C51C
Frequency Channel                  : R09
Frequency                               : 402.1255 MHz
First Emission Time                 : 01.16.30
Emission Interval                     : 3 h
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EQUIPMENT :

DCP PM46 V3.3 n° 96024
Meteosat Transmitter with GPS Receiver
Antenna YAGI
Memory Card 1 Mo n°105 et n°110
Battery 12V / 26Ah
Solar Panel 12V / 20W
Temperature & Level Water Probe CCI n°5222 with 30 m adding cable
Air Temperature PT100 with shelter n° 3153
Raingauge 400 cm2 Precis Mecanique 3030
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SITE :

Zajcev Rid : 42°00 N  21°24 E
N° OMM = 13588
Send August 97
Installed April 2000