Upgrading and updating of hydrological information of Thessalia


Duration: May 1996–March 1997

Budget: 46 000 000 DRS (about €152 582)

Commissioned by: Directorate for Acheloos Diversion Works

Contractor: Department of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Maritime Engineering

Project director: D. Koutsoyiannis

Principal investigator: I. Nalbantis

The project includes the updating of existing archives of hydrometeorological data with the new measurements, and the upgrading of the databases using the new computational environment of the Hydroscope project. It also includes data processing and analysis in order to obtain a reliable and consistent hydrometeorological data set. The databases are linked to a geographical information system that is used for the processing and the visualisation of information. Based on this processing, the basic parameters of the water potential of the area are estimated and their geographical distribution is studied with emphasis on the recent persistent drought.