Site ID: 2333 Lat. -19.6339 Australia Western Australia
River: Sturt Creek Long. 127.6877
Site name: Bililuna Contributing area: 52362 km2 Ratio to Comparison Station: 2.55
Latest measurement: 9-Jan-10 Mean annual runoff: 178 mm (2003-2007)
Hydrologic status: 2 Normal flow Total runoff this year: 227 mm
Latest M/C ratio: 0.98 Seven day total: 1 mm
Estimated current discharge: 37 m3/sec Percent of mean 7-day total: 1.7 % (today's value compared to mean for same period, 2003-2007)
Ice-cover determination: 5 yr recurrence flood: 2280 m3/sec (from Log Pearson III analysis)
Status Codes:  1 = Low flow, 2 = Normal flow, 3 = Flood, 4 = Major Flood 2996 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
40 2002 no data no data no data no data no data no data no data 5.5 6.9 8.0 6.3 13.6
133 2003 15.4 16.0 9.6 11.7 10.6 10.4 10.3 9.8 10.7 10.1 7.2 10.9
200 2004 20.7 25.8 40.1 21.0 16.7 13.4 12.1 10.2 8.6 13.8 11.4 5.9
75 2005 -0.8 0.5 8.9 3.7 3.2 5.1 4.2 6.1 7.1 5.7 13.6 18.0
278 2006 14.6 123.9 57.1 17.1 11.6 10.1 10.0 11.3 10.4 11.7 0.0 0.0
206 2007 31.0 15.6 17.1 16.6 15.7 15.2 12.8 12.2 13.5 14.9 19.3 21.9
227 2008 25.3 24.3 27.5 17.7 15.3 12.4 13.5 14.6 17.3 15.5 22.4 21.6
227 2009 20.9 25.2 25.8 19.5 18.1 19.1 19.3 18.2 16.1 16.6 14.5 13.4
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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