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ZERQA A NEW JERASH BRIDGE
STATION IDENTIFICATION

Country : Jordan - River Name :Zerqa - Major Basin : Amman Zerqa Basin
Station Name : New Jerash Bridge - Station Code or number :AL 0060
Coordinates : E : 232.00 - N : 180.00
___ latitude - ___longitude and 150 m above sea level
Catchment area : 3 100 sq km / km2 - Date Station Opened : 11963/1964

CHANNEL CHARACTERISTICS
Channel Geometry : 40 m width and2 m depth normal channel
with stable / fair / unstable river bed cross-section, underlain by : ___
The river bed is natural / man made : natural
Describe the hydraulic conditions within the measuring station : ___

HYDROLOGICAL REGIME
Natural or influenced flow : both
with slow rise or flash floods : slow, sometimes flash sloods
Annual max. and min. mean flow : max : 1050 m3/s, min : 0.6 m3/sm3/s

EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
Equipment installed and status : gauges, recorder, cable - good
Gauging equipment and status : GH one meter heigth for each
Observer or watchman : two qualified observers

VOLUME AND QUALITY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE
DAII : 360 months (Discharge Available Information Index : number of monthes with complete discharge information / number of observed years / 12)
Rating curve status (currently updated or not) : updated
Number of discharge measurements (dm) available : ___
Highest water level observed : 450 cm - Date : 22/11/1979
Highest water level at which dm taken : ____ - Date : ____
Lowest water level observed : 20 cm - Date : 16/10/1976
Data storage medium (computerized or not) : computerized
Data dissemination medium (diskette or hand filled form) : hand filled
Status of the database (which data, currently updated or not) : updated

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O & M)
Number of visits currently undertaken per year : 30
Ease of access : easy
Ease of flow measurement (describe) : depends on water level
Technique(s) used for discharge measurement (wading, bridge, slope area, etc.) : wading, cableway
Equipment used in discharge measurement : current meter
Equipment used in stage measurement : staff gauge
Operation and maintenance budget per annum for the station : 4600 JD = 5600 $

BENEFITS AND INTEREST
Current use of the data and who uses it (describe) : yearly total volume and annual information for depth, width, velocity
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) : sediment data is needed
Real time needed (for what purposes) : time is enough

SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Name : Al Nsour Issa
Organization : WAJ Surface Water Monitoring
Address : WAJ PO Box 2412 - fax : 679143
Number of staff : 40

Form filled by : Al Nsour Issa
Title : Head of Surface Water Monitoring Division
Date : 21/12/96
Address : Jordan WAJ, PO Box 2412 - fax : 679143

DCP INSTALLATION



Name                                      JORDAN/HYCOS1
Meteosat Identification Code      161660FE
Frequency Channel                  R09
Frequency                               402.1255 MHz
First Time Emission                 01.34.30
Emission Interval                      3 h
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EQUIPMENT :

DCP PM46 V3.06 n° 96011
Meteosat Transmitter with GPS Receiver
YAGI Antenna
Memory Card 1 Mo n°91 et n°92
Battery 12V / 26Ah
Solar Panel 12V / 20W
Temperature & Level Water Probe CCI n°5190
Air Temperature sensor PT100 with shelter n°3165
Raingauge 400 cm2 Precis Mecanique 3030
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SITE :

WADI ZERQA 32°13 N  35°52 E
N° OMM =  40258
Send in january 98
First data in february 2000