Remote Monitoring on Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Dams - Part 2 (Remote Monitoring not as Hard as You Think!)

Charles Wilson, PE, District Dam Engineer, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Soil and Water Conservation

Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Districts received funding for the installation of remote monitoring equipment.  This presentation will discuss the various challenges faced when selecting, installing, and using remote monitoring equipment on dams.  The  remote monitoring program has installed 18 units and looking to install an additional 60 units.

Author Bio

Charles received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1997.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Kentucky and Virginia.

Charles worked in the Private Sector for 18 year prior to joining the Department of Conservation & Recreation; Soil and Water Conservation Division in 2016 as the District Dam Engineer. As the District Dam Engineer, Charles is the Engineer of Record for 104 Soil and Water Conservation District Dams and 11 State Park Dams.