Site ID: 70 Lat. 17.7682 Mexico Tabasco
River: Usumacinta Long. -91.6187
Site name: Balancan Contributing area: 67080 km2 Ratio to Comparison Station: 2.89
Latest measurement: 5-Jan-10 Mean annual runoff: 388 mm (2003-2007)
Hydrologic status: 2 Normal flow Total runoff this year: 716 mm
Latest M/C ratio: 1.24 Seven day total: 1 mm
Estimated current discharge: 426 m3/sec Percent of mean 7-day total: 57.2 % (today's value compared to mean for same period, 2003-2007)
Ice-cover determination: 5 yr recurrence flood: 4689 m3/sec (from Log Pearson III analysis)
Status Codes:  1 = Low flow, 2 = Normal flow, 3 = Flood, 4 = Major Flood 4522 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
126 2002 no data no data no data no data no data no data no data 15.1 14.7 39.7 30.4 26.2
314 2003 23.0 18.9 30.0 27.4 25.6 11.6 23.9 23.3 15.9 25.2 37.7 51.4
269 2004 29.3 20.6 22.1 23.5 18.8 25.3 27.5 17.3 8.8 23.4 28.9 23.6
473 2005 21.4 15.6 18.7 17.8 18.9 18.7 8.6 53.6 74.7 118.6 58.3 48.6
433 2006 38.9 37.0 29.9 28.9 23.5 32.1 58.9 85.7 46.7 50.9 0.0 0.0
452 2007 40.7 36.6 32.0 25.9 30.5 17.4 17.5 22.4 35.1 71.0 72.0 50.8
716 2008 33.4 23.7 23.7 25.1 25.3 26.7 70.2 84.6 68.6 152.6 126.3 56.1
300 2009 37.7 32.8 28.9 22.9 24.4 16.0 26.3 20.8 20.9 22.5 23.2 23.2
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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