Site ID: 2321 Lat. -19.0416 Australia Western Australia
River: Sturt Creek Long. 128.2880
Site name: Sturt Creek Contributing area: 23128 km2 Ratio to Comparison Station: 1.13
Latest measurement: 8-Jan-10 Mean annual runoff: 128 mm (2003-2007)
Hydrologic status: 2 Normal flow Total runoff this year: 107 mm
Latest M/C ratio: 1.07 Seven day total: 1 mm
Estimated current discharge: 133 m3/sec Percent of mean 7-day total: 88.5 % (today's value compared to mean for same period, 2003-2007)
Ice-cover determination: 5 yr recurrence flood: 752 m3/sec (from Log Pearson III analysis)
Status Codes:  1 = Low flow, 2 = Normal flow, 3 = Flood, 4 = Major Flood 1229 m3/sec (from Gumbel Extreme Value analysis)
Comparison Station Information:  Dimond Gorge (5608023)         Contributing Area:   sq mi 20525 sq km
(Data from this gaging station are used for the calibration to discharge, with an adjustment for different contributing areas)
Notes: Rating equation is based on monthly mean, maximum, and minimum M/C compared to gaging station discharge values.
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
31 2002 no data no data no data no data no data no data no data 5.6 5.6 7.3 6.7 6.2
75 2003 6.2 6.6 6.7 6.1 6.2 5.8 6.2 6.2 6.0 6.2 5.8 7.4
97 2004 6.8 12.3 13.4 6.1 6.4 6.0 6.2 6.2 6.0 6.6 7.8 13.6
139 2005 14.4 12.2 18.3 11.9 10.8 10.5 9.7 10.7 11.0 15.1 6.7 7.5
238 2006 35.9 121.9 30.7 9.6 6.4 6.0 6.4 6.2 6.1 8.6 0.0 0.0
93 2007 8.7 5.6 11.0 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.2 6.2 6.3 7.2 13.2 9.6
107 2008 8.5 13.2 9.6 6.8 6.2 6.9 6.6 6.4 9.2 9.7 10.3 14.0
115 2009 23.7 14.8 8.0 6.5 6.6 7.0 6.7 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 16.5
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.
GoogleEarth View of Measurement Site
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