Bulo Burti is the second gauging station along Shabelle River. It is located in Hiran Region. The Shabelle River channel at Bulo Burti has well defined banks, and is below the adjacent flood plain. As a result, Bulo Burti town is rarely affected by river flooding. Mean annual flow at Bulo Burti is much less compared to Belet Weyne. This is attributed to the diversion of river flow for irrigation and high evaporation losses.
The station was initially established in 1963, and operated until 1990 when the network collapsed. It was then re-established in April 2002 and daily water level readings are recorded by SWALIM up to date. Same as Belet Weyne, only pre-war rating exists for in-bank flows at Bulo Burti. Current river level readings are converted to flow using these historical ratings generated between 1963 and 1990. Flow measurements will be carried out by SWALIM in collaboration with the authorities as soon as the logistics on the ground allow.
Station Operating Period:
1963 - 1990
2002 - To Date
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Benchmark network scores and comments
This station is part of the Somalia Network,
a subset of gauging stations that are most suited for
identification and interpretation of long-term hydrological
variability and change.