Continuous Data Collection for Intense Rain Events, Rising Water Levels, and Water Quality Monitoring

As water managers and engineers, it’s important to understand our watersheds, the urban landscapes, and their response to extreme events like heavy precipitation and rising surface water levels. These events can impact property, municipal infrastructure, and water quality.  Of the numerous tools at our disposal, there are many benefits to continuous water monitoring systems, including knowing in time where flooding issues could occur, enabling proactive action, and observing water quality composition such as pH, turbidity (TSS), and temperature, etc.

In this presentation, we will discuss the value of data collection as well as water monitoring tools. Together, we’ll examine what these water level and water quality monitoring systems might look like in your community and how data can assist your community about the importance of being prepared for a large rain events, rising water levels, and water quality.