Today, a wide range of government agencies, municipalities, utility companies, and private companies need to monitor water flow in rivers, streams, and canals for a variety of reasons ranging from predicting water availability and flood events to allocating water resources and planning for future development. At a high-level, these organizations are concerned with the water flow and discharge of the surface water in a particular area. More specifically, water discharge, which is the volume of water moving through the cross section of a stream or river during a particular unit of time, is typically computed by multiplying the area of water in a channel cross section by the average velocity of the water in that cross section.
It’s no secret that pairing telemetry with groundwater sensors saves time and resources from having to manually collect readings in the field. However, groundwater telemetry networks can be limited by the availability of transmission coverage in the area of often remote wells. OTT Hydromet and Sutron have combined capabilities to offer extremely flexible and comprehensive telemetry options for transmission of groundwater level and quality data via the OTT ecoLog series and by pairing OTT and Hydrolab sensors with the Sutron Well Cap. Now, you can receive groundwater data via GPRS (like AT&T and T-Mobile), HSPA, and CDMA (like Verizon) cellular protocols as well as the iridium satellite for the most remote locations! Better yet, this data can now be viewed, managed, and analyzed via the SutronWIN data portal and mobile app!