Site ID: 553 Lat. -10.1789 Zambia Luapula
River: Luapula Long. 28.6153
Site name: Lukwesa Contributing area: 164082 km2 Ratio to Comparison Station: 5.81
Latest measurement: 17-Jul-10 Mean annual runoff: 90 mm (2003-2009)
Hydrologic status: 2 Normal flow Total runoff this year (2010): 142.9 mm
Latest M/C ratio: 1.32 Seven day total: 2.6 mm
Estimated current discharge: 875 m3/sec Percent of mean 7-day total: 172.8 % (today's value compared to mean for same period, 2003-2009)
5 yr recurrence flood: 2975 m3/sec (from Log Pearson III analysis)
Status Codes:  1 = Low flow or ice, 2 = Normal flow, 3 = Flood, 4 = Major Flood 2990 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
14 2002 no data no data no data no data no data no data no data 2.7 1.9 3.0 3.6 2.4
28 2003 3.7 2.1 4.0 6.9 2.0 1.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.6 2.9 1.4
9 2004 1.9 0.5 1.6 1.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 1.7 1.0
61 2005 0.6 1.7 7.7 9.0 8.2 3.0 0.1 7.1 7.2 7.9 4.2 4.3
71 2006 7.8 6.5 7.5 7.1 8.6 7.3 7.3 5.4 6.3 7.3 0.0 0.0
162 2007 5.5 9.6 37.1 32.9 17.0 12.5 9.6 9.1 7.9 7.9 6.9 6.0
125 2008 6.1 18.1 14.9 17.7 11.8 7.9 8.4 8.5 7.8 7.3 8.8 7.8
172 2009 6.2 11.4 35.8 38.3 18.5 14.3 10.1 9.0 8.6 8.1 4.1 7.1
143 2010 6.4 7.1 50.4 38.0 20.8 12.6 7.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mean Annual Runoff (mm): 90 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.
GoogleEarth View of Measurement Site
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Estimated
Disharge
Data
Date m3/sec
22-Jul-02 206
23-Jul-02 206
24-Jul-02 323
25-Jul-02 325
26-Jul-02 178
27-Jul-02 231
28-Jul-02 64
29-Jul-02 64
30-Jul-02 324
31-Jul-02 324
1-Aug-02
2-Aug-02
3-Aug-02
4-Aug-02
5-Aug-02
6-Aug-02
7-Aug-02
8-Aug-02
9-Aug-02 597
10-Aug-02 597
11-Aug-02 453
12-Aug-02 453
13-Aug-02 31
14-Aug-02 31
15-Aug-02 3
16-Aug-02 145
17-Aug-02 356
18-Aug-02 394
19-Aug-02 583
20-Aug-02 294
21-Aug-02 294
22-Aug-02 3
23-Aug-02 71
24-Aug-02 3
25-Aug-02 13
26-Aug-02 102
27-Aug-02 126
28-Aug-02 325
29-Aug-02 123
30-Aug-02 123
31-Aug-02 3
1-Sep-02 3
2-Sep-02 3
3-Sep-02 44
4-Sep-02 231
5-Sep-02 161
6-Sep-02 161
7-Sep-02 3
8-Sep-02 3
9-Sep-02 3
10-Sep-02 3
11-Sep-02 42
12-Sep-02 141
13-Sep-02 372
14-Sep-02 566
15-Sep-02 566
16-Sep-02
17-Sep-02
18-Sep-02
19-Sep-02
20-Sep-02
21-Sep-02 373
22-Sep-02 373
23-Sep-02 89
24-Sep-02 146
25-Sep-02 3
26-Sep-02 3
27-Sep-02 3
28-Sep-02 3
29-Sep-02 3
30-Sep-02 296
1-Oct-02 296
2-Oct-02 104
3-Oct-02 163
4-Oct-02 100
5-Oct-02 245
6-Oct-02 419
7-Oct-02 322
8-Oct-02 322
9-Oct-02 162
10-Oct-02 262
11-Oct-02 184
12-Oct-02 51
13-Oct-02 3
14-Oct-02 3
15-Oct-02 3
16-Oct-02 3
17-Oct-02 3
18-Oct-02 3
19-Oct-02 166
20-Oct-02 278
21-Oct-02 390
22-Oct-02 644
23-Oct-02 294
24-Oct-02 294
25-Oct-02 3
26-Oct-02 81
27-Oct-02 99
28-Oct-02 198
29-Oct-02 302
30-Oct-02 136
31-Oct-02 187
1-Nov-02 3
2-Nov-02 3
3-Nov-02 3
4-Nov-02 3
5-Nov-02 3
6-Nov-02 15
7-Nov-02 28
8-Nov-02 37
9-Nov-02 37
10-Nov-02 3
11-Nov-02 3
12-Nov-02 3
13-Nov-02 3
14-Nov-02 3
15-Nov-02 406
16-Nov-02 825
17-Nov-02 785
18-Nov-02 785
19-Nov-02 250
20-Nov-02 285
21-Nov-02 221
22-Nov-02 333
23-Nov-02 457
24-Nov-02 570
25-Nov-02 570
26-Nov-02 313
27-Nov-02 349
28-Nov-02 144
29-Nov-02 188
30-Nov-02 232
1-Dec-02 138
2-Dec-02 326
3-Dec-02 145
4-Dec-02 145
5-Dec-02 3
6-Dec-02 3
7-Dec-02 3
8-Dec-02 23
9-Dec-02 152
10-Dec-02 424
11-Dec-02 424
12-Dec-02 343
13-Dec-02 316
14-Dec-02 132
15-Dec-02 184
16-Dec-02 209
17-Dec-02 120
18-Dec-02 170
19-Dec-02 125
20-Dec-02 125
21-Dec-02 222
22-Dec-02 176
23-Dec-02 138
24-Dec-02 138
25-Dec-02 110
26-Dec-02 99
27-Dec-02 99
28-Dec-02 3
29-Dec-02 59
30-Dec-02 3
31-Dec-02 3
1-Jan-03 18
2-Jan-03 103
3-Jan-03 383
4-Jan-03 249
5-Jan-03 249
6-Jan-03 156
7-Jan-03 216
8-Jan-03 266
9-Jan-03 372
10-Jan-03 465
11-Jan-03 293
12-Jan-03 293
13-Jan-03 49
14-Jan-03 218
15-Jan-03 180
16-Jan-03 263
17-Jan-03 330
18-Jan-03 275
19-Jan-03 451
20-Jan-03 341
21-Jan-03 341
22-Jan-03 244
23-Jan-03 334
24-Jan-03 359
25-Jan-03 232
26-Jan-03 246
27-Jan-03 3
28-Jan-03 3
29-Jan-03 3
30-Jan-03 3
31-Jan-03 37
1-Feb-03 37
2-Feb-03 152
3-Feb-03 81
4-Feb-03 140
5-Feb-03 3
6-Feb-03 3
7-Feb-03 3
8-Feb-03 3
9-Feb-03 80
10-Feb-03 197
11-Feb-03 197
12-Feb-03 279
13-Feb-03 279
14-Feb-03 193
15-Feb-03 191
16-Feb-03 142
17-Feb-03 61
18-Feb-03 34
19-Feb-03 3
20-Feb-03 3
21-Feb-03 133
22-Feb-03 133
23-Feb-03 140
24-Feb-03 298
25-Feb-03 333
26-Feb-03 245
27-Feb-03 344
28-Feb-03 286
1-Mar-03 286
2-Mar-03 231
3-Mar-03 327
4-Mar-03 160
5-Mar-03 166
6-Mar-03 234
7-Mar-03 93
8-Mar-03 182
9-Mar-03 419
10-Mar-03 419
11-Mar-03 204
12-Mar-03 207
13-Mar-03 103
14-Mar-03 190
15-Mar-03 291
16-Mar-03 154
17-Mar-03 154
18-Mar-03 215
19-Mar-03 412
20-Mar-03 502
21-Mar-03 517
22-Mar-03 519
23-Mar-03 122
24-Mar-03 16
25-Mar-03 3
26-Mar-03 3
27-Mar-03 3
28-Mar-03 281
29-Mar-03 269
30-Mar-03 309
31-Mar-03 588
1-Apr-03 383
2-Apr-03 383
3-Apr-03 3
4-Apr-03 3
5-Apr-03 3
6-Apr-03 3
7-Apr-03 250
8-Apr-03 773
9-Apr-03 1296
10-Apr-03 1272
11-Apr-03 1272
12-Apr-03 820
13-Apr-03 629
14-Apr-03 124
15-Apr-03 344
16-Apr-03 537
17-Apr-03 361
18-Apr-03 361
19-Apr-03 98
20-Apr-03 478
21-Apr-03 531
22-Apr-03 674
23-Apr-03 833
24-Apr-03 388
25-Apr-03