Surface water resources

D. Koutsoyiannis, G. Tsakalias, N. Mamassis, and A. Koukouvinos, Surface water resources, Integrated management of the riparian ecosystem of the Sperhios river, Contractor: Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering – National Technical University of Athens, 16 pages, 1995.



The hydrologic characteristics of the Sperchios river basin are presented and analysed. To this aim all hydrologic measurements of the Sperchios basin, starting at 1949, as well as measurements at neighbouring hydrologic basins have been collected and compiled. Special emphasis was given to the discharge measurements at the locations Kastri Bridge and Kompotades Bridge, which had remained unprocessed until today. From the records formed, the surface water potential of the Sperchios basin is estimated, which proves to be one of the most important in the water district of the Eastern Sterea Hellas. Furthermore, a trend analysis for the rainfall and runoff series is presented, which indicates the existence of falling trends in both series. Finally, forecasts of the flood discharge at various locations along the Sperchios river for different return periods are provided.

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