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OFANTO A
SAN MANUELE DI CAFIERO
STATION IDENTIFICATION

Country : Italy - Region : Puglia - Municipality : San Ferdinando di Puglia - Province : Foggia
River Name : Ofanto - Major Basin : Ofanto
Station Name : San Manuele di Cafiero - Station Code or number :___

Coordinates : 41°15' N latitude - 03°36' W longitude (Ref. Monte Mario) and 31.734 m above sea level
Catchment area : 2 716 sq km - Date Station Opened : 1930


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 : ___ <âr> M HYDROLOGICAL REGIME
Natural or influenced flow : natural
with slow rise or flash floods : flash floods
Annual max. and min. mean flow : 927; 14.10; 0 m3/s

EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
Equipment installed and status : Foot bridge in metal structure projecting over the river with a hydrometrographic installation at its end; cable-way for discharge measurements and sampling of suspended sediment, sheltered in a brick cabin. Status : good.
Gauging equipment and status : the hydrometrographic plant consists in a series of tubes, protecting the hydrometrographer float, which is contained in a sheet box. Status : in continuous maintenance
Observer or watchman : Observer : Manosperta Nicola - Station officer : Eng. Amoruso Giuseppe

VOLUME AND QUALITY OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE
DAII : 95 % (Discharge Available Information Index : number of monthes with complete discharge information / number of observed years / 12)
Rating curve status (currently updated or not) : 1994
Number of discharge measurements (dm) available : ca. 190
Highest water level observed : 6.8 mt - Date : 11/11/1929
Highest water level at which dm taken: 3.20 mt - Date : 4/4/1978
Lowest water level observed : dry - Date : various
Data storage medium (computerized or not) : partly computerized
Data dissemination medium (diskette or hand filled form) : hand filled form
Status of the database (which data, currently updated or not) : Feb. 1994, every month

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O & M)
Number of visits currently undertaken per year : at least 12
Ease of access : easy
Ease of flow measurement (describe) : easy
Technique(s) used for discharge measurement (wading, bridge, slope area, etc.) : by fording or cable-way
Equipment used in discharge measurement : current meter
Equipment used in stage measurement : ___
Operation and maintenance budget per annum for the station : 5 000 000 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) : temperature of river water
Real time needed (for what purposes) : we propose the installation of a real-time level meter, connected with the Office Control Centre. By so doing, the real-time monitoring programme of the entire basin would be completed, in order to set-up a mathematical model for flood forecasting

SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Name : Ufficio Idrografico e Mareografico di Bari - Organization : Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri - Dipartimento per i Servizi Tecnici Nazionali - Servizio Idrografico e Mareografico Nazionale
Address : via Dalmazia 70/B - Bari
Number of staff : 8

Form filled by :
Title :
Date :

DCP INSTALLATION



Name                                      ITALY/HYCOS3
Meteosat Identification Code     166F159E
Frequency Channel                  R31
Frequency                               402.1915 MHz
First Time Emission                 01.04.30
Emission Interval                      3 h
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EQUIPMENT :

DCP of SIAP Manufacturer

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SITE :

Samuele Di Cafiero 41°15 N  16°03 E
N° OMM =  16259 
First data in April 2000