Department of Quantity of Surface Water Žilina

The main activities of the department:

  • performance of activities of Partial Monitoring System "Water" - subsystem Quantitative indicators of surface water in the river basins Hron, Ipeľ and Slaná,
  • establishment and operation of automatic monitoring stations conducted by the project POVAPSYS:
  • management of operation and measurement process in the surface waters monitoring network,
  • providing maintenance, construction and modernization of objects of observation and measurement devices
  • searching for sites and volunteer observers, including their training, methodological management and controlling of their activities,
  • metrological documentation and creating of a database of objects and measuring devices,
  • collection, validation, processing and evaluation of observed quantitative features of surface water and preparing of data for archiving in the archive and the electronical database,
  • cooperation in monitoring, discharge measurements and assessment of quantitative features of surface water on border rivers with professional institutions of neighboring countries,
  • providing of monitored data and information about surface water, expertise, expert opinions and studies
  • updating and verification of hydrological characteristics, design parameters for water planning, decision-making activities, protection and rational use of water as well as for other activities relating to the surface water resources;
  • solving of research and development tasks in the hydrology of surface waters in the frame of the constitutional, national and international projects,
  • Operation of Hydrological Information and Forecasting Service (HIPS) - providing daily data from hydroprognostic stations in the upper and middle Vah river basin and trend forecast of  hydrological situation, forecasting of flows into selected water reservoirs (VD Liptovská Mara, VD Orava, VD Krpeľany, VD Žilina, VD Hričov , VD Nosice, VD Trenčianske Biskupice, VD Drahovce, international exchange of operational hydrological information,  providing data on snow cover during winter time period (water supply in snow cover for basins of natural inflows into water reservoirs.

Ing. Ivan Machara

Head of Department



Department of Quantity of surface waters Žilina
Regional branch SHMÚ
Bôrická cesta 103, 011 13 Žilina
Slovak Republic
Tel: + 421 41 707 75 13
Fax: + 421 41 707 75 12