Site ID: 1308 Lat. -8.4628 Tanzania Mbeya
River: Usangu Flats Long. 34.1523
Site name: Lipagama Contributing area: 10157 km2 Ratio to Comparison Station: 0.36
Latest measurement: 30-Jul-10 Mean annual runoff: 581 mm (2003-2009)
Hydrologic status: 2 Normal flow Total runoff this year (2010): 429.5 mm
Latest M/C ratio: 1.10 Seven day total: 0.2 mm
Estimated current discharge: 3 m3/sec Percent of mean 7-day total: 29.3 % (today's value compared to mean for same period, 2003-2009)
5 yr recurrence flood: 2932 m3/sec (from Log Pearson III analysis)
Status Codes:  1 = Low flow or ice, 2 = Normal flow, 3 = Flood, 4 = Major Flood 2836 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
20 2002 no data no data no data no data no data no data no data 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.8 16.7
118 2003 22.1 2.2 3.9 8.2 1.3 1.6 0.9 1.1 0.8 0.9 13.8 61.1
326 2004 75.6 58.9 54.0 56.5 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.9 5.3 70.1
769 2005 146.2 10.4 36.9 93.4 0.9 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.8 0.9 45.6 431.6
421 2006 75.2 92.6 145.1 44.0 31.6 20.0 6.6 3.7 1.0 0.9 0.0 0.0
1060 2007 481.9 330.1 150.5 1.7 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 89.3
666 2008 16.6 284.6 130.3 154.6 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.3 73.8
705 2009 8.7 117.9 235.2 206.9 1.1 3.2 2.8 2.0 1.0 1.0 42.3 82.8
430 2010 268.8 88.6 66.8 2.3 0.8 0.8 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mean Annual Runoff (mm): 581 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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