Site ID: 1517 Lat. 2.0849 Kenya Rift Valley
River: Suguta Long. 36.5256
Site name: Baragoi Contributing area: 11956 km2 Ratio to Comparison Station: 0.51
Latest measurement: 6-Jan-10 Mean annual runoff: 1827 mm (2003-2007)
Hydrologic status: 3 Flood Total runoff this year: 2036 mm
Latest M/C ratio: 1.81 Seven day total: 2 mm
Estimated current discharge: 1344 m3/sec Percent of mean 7-day total: 423.9 % (today's value compared to mean for same period, 2003-2007)
Ice-cover determination: 5 yr recurrence flood: 5341 m3/sec (from Log Pearson III analysis)
Status Codes:  1 = Low flow, 2 = Normal flow, 3 = Flood, 4 = Major Flood 5112 m3/sec (from Gumbel Extreme Value analysis)
Comparison Station Information:  Tokwe Confluence D/s C/s (1495240)       Contributing Area: 7280 sq mi 23237 sq km
(Data from this gaging station are used for the calibration to discharge, with an adjustment for different contributing areas)
Notes: Comparison station is placeholder, only; this site is not yet calibrated to actual discharge
Discharge and runoff, based on satellite remote sensing (NASA AMSR-E data)
(For U.S, sites, nearby ground station discharge may also be shown)
2008-Present
2002-Present
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
44 2002 no data no data no data no data no data no data no data 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7 41.0
639 2003 40.7 0.7 0.7 18.7 169.0 125.5 62.7 105.9 96.0 16.1 0.6 2.5
305 2004 8.8 0.7 0.7 32.1 150.8 64.5 25.5 18.4 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.7
1825 2005 0.7 0.7 0.7 16.2 469.9 298.6 7.9 148.9 186.3 31.5 194.2 469.5
963 2006 0.7 0.7 12.8 294.9 75.4 25.2 79.1 342.0 92.4 39.5 0.0 0.0
5405 2007 380.1 228.0 33.7 224.3 180.7 500.9 801.4 907.5 788.6 802.7 442.3 114.5
2036 2008 15.6 19.5 8.4 214.1 97.9 5.0 83.2 147.1 145.0 328.9 641.5 330.0
492 2009 22.9 0.7 0.7 24.6 283.6 60.3 55.6 0.7 0.7 4.1 0.7 37.5
Discharge is estimated directly via a rating equation from the remote sensing data (M/C ratio) shown below.
Explanation:   Green line records upwelling microwave emission from a land parcel (ca 10 km x 10 km) near the river; blue line from a parcel centered over the river.
Brown line is their ratio (M/C; 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. For calibration status, see "notes" entry, above.
When data above show calibration site values lower than for the measurement site, discharge estimation may not be possible.
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