Site ID: 1005 Lat. 35.7849 USA North Carolina
River: Catawba Long. -81.5037
Site name: Morganton Contributing area: 2847 km2 Ratio to Comparison Station: 0.10
Latest measurement: 29-Jul-10 Mean annual runoff: 485 mm (2003-2009)
Hydrologic status: 2 Normal flow Total runoff this year (2010): 192.2 mm
Latest M/C ratio: 1.10 Seven day total: 0.7 mm
Estimated current discharge: 3 m3/sec Percent of mean 7-day total: 125.0 % (today's value compared to mean for same period, 2003-2009)
5 yr recurrence flood: 516 m3/sec (from Log Pearson III analysis)
Status Codes:  1 = Low flow or ice, 2 = Normal flow, 3 = Flood, 4 = Major Flood 506 m3/sec (from Gumbel Extreme Value analysis)
Comparison Station Information:  Boluo (2186950)           Contributing Area:   sq mi 28239 sq km
(Data from this gaging station are used for the calibration to discharge, with an adjustment for different contributing areas)
Notes: Final calibration to discharge has not yet been accomplished.
Discharge and runoff, based on satellite remote sensing (NASA AMSR-E data)
(For U.S, sites, nearby ground station discharge may also be shown)
Annual  Monthly Total Runoff (mm), computed from above satellite-based discharge data
Runoff
(mm) Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
204 2002 no data no data no data no data no data no data no data 4.3 17.8 14.0 77.5 90.7
795 2003 187.0 98.4 72.2 105.2 25.5 12.6 3.6 3.1 13.3 37.2 99.9 136.5
1015 2004 129.7 87.6 172.1 141.0 18.3 5.1 5.8 7.0 54.8 27.8 212.1 154.3
583 2005 169.8 140.0 60.3 55.2 5.4 3.0 0.4 3.0 3.0 6.5 65.5 71.0
175 2006 59.6 23.3 14.0 49.9 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 5.9 9.5 0.0 0.0
290 2007 23.5 32.6 37.7 32.3 6.4 3.0 3.1 3.1 6.4 3.1 71.5 66.9
221 2008 38.8 55.4 23.0 20.5 6.4 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.1 17.2 33.5 13.9
314 2009 30.7 39.2 34.3 27.6 13.5 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 11.6 59.4 85.9
192 2010 30.5 39.9 42.5 70.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mean Annual Runoff (mm): 485 Standard Deviation: 6.4
Trend in Annual Runoff (slope):  -73
Discharge is estimated via a rating equation directly from the remote sensing data (M/C ratio) shown below.
Green line records upwelling microwave emission from within 5 km radius of a calbration land target. 
Explanation:   Blue line is emission from within 5 km radius of the measurement target centered over the river.
Brown line is their ratio (M/C; "HR" in Brakenridge et al 2007; scale on right) and is used to estimate river discharge via a rating equation.
Rating equations are being developed and applied on an individual basis using available ground-based discharge information.
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Estimated
Disharge
Data
Date m3/sec
22-Jul-02 3
23-Jul-02 3
24-Jul-02 3
25-Jul-02 3
26-Jul-02 3
27-Jul-02 3
28-Jul-02 3
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3-Sep-02 3
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12-Sep-02 76
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14-Sep-02 94
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1-Oct-02 3
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6-Oct-02 3
7-Oct-02 45
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10-Oct-02 3
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4-Nov-02 65
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2-Dec-02 110
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31-Dec-02 123
1-Jan-03 164
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