The Hydrology Department ensures methodical and operational management of the hydrological network that includes 1 hydrological station and 47 hydrological posts on the rivers Prut and Nistru, their tributaries and smaller rivers.
Main Tasks of the Department:
Observing the hydrological regime of the Republic of Moldova rivers at the stationary network of hydrological posts;
Delivering the hydrological data, forecasts and warnings about dangerous hydrological phenomena and hazards to the central and local public authorities, economic agents and population;
Publishing annual and historical data on regime and resources of the surface waters;
Developing and publishing the State Water Cadastre.
The technological process of the information development for the users has four main stages:
Receipt of information
Daily observations on water level, precipitations, water and air temperature, water turbidity; seasonal observations on ice formation and on its thickness; water discharge.
Collection of information
Monthly, the information from the hydrological posts is sent to the hydrological stations; daily until 8.30, the information from the informational posts is sent to the Chişinău-Apă to be operatively processed and to develop the hydrological forecasts.
Process of information
The process of information is started by the observer of the hydrological post and is finished in the Hydrology Department of the Service.
The result – edition of the: "The annual data on the regime and state of the surface water resources", "State Water Cadastre", "The guidelines of the multiannual characteristics".
Dissemination of the information
The end-user can receive the information from the issued materials as well as operatively, as daily data on:
Forecasts of the spring high waters and pluvial floods, as well as dangerous hydrological phenomena.
Forecasts on the river frost and melt thickness of the ice cover.
Areas of snow cover, its height and the equivalent in water of the snow.
Hydrology Department includes the following subdivisions:
Hydrology Forecast Division (HFD); (page in romanian)
State Water Cadastre Division (SWCD); (page in romanian)
Hydrography Group (HG). (page in romanian)
Chief of the HD V. Cazac - tel: (022) 77-36-22