Introduction of Satellite-based Information Technologies into Flood Monitoring and Prediction Activities in the Tisa River Basin

In response to the devastating floods, which occurred in Zakarpattia Oblast in November 1998 and March 2001 and resulted in tremendous economic losses and hardships of the local population, a project aimed at strengthening local flood prediction and monitoring capacities through the implementation of advanced information technologies was launched by ULRMC and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The main Ukrainian partner in the effort is the State Water Management Committee of Ukraine (Zakarpattia Oblast Administration).

The first two, satellite-based streamgage stations on the Latoritsa River within the Tisa River Basin became operational in June 2003. The 15-minute interval data from these two streamgage stations will be used by the State Water Management Committee of Ukraine in its existing monitoring system to strengthen early warning systems. The data will also provide Ukrainian and American specialists with a better understanding of the hydrological dynamics of the Tisa River Basin so that additional flood prevention measures can be considered.

An informative website was designed specifically for the project. Near real-time data may be viewed by clicking on the links below. Additional links will be added as more streamgages come online.

For more information, contact:

Representative to Zakarpattia Oblast, ULRMC
Phone / Fax: (+380-3133) 2-11-31

[ Last updated : 03-Jul-2003 17:36 ]
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