Water Resource Monitoring

 

WET has extensive experience in selecting, installing, and operating several different types of stream gaging systems. WET has developed wide experience with weirs and flumes, strip chart recorder installations, manometers, digital format devices, reach and cross-sectional surveys, rating curve development, data reduction, and economic considerations.

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WET has experience in water quality sampling and analysis and the design, planning, installation, operation, and maintenance of monitoring networks. Our experience combined with our engineering and hydraulic expertise allows us to design and install systems to meet specific monitoring needs. WET professionals have more than 50 years of combined installation and operational experience that has been achieved by working on monitoring projects throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and Central and South America.

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WET Surface Water Monitoring Services:

  • Design and installation of stream, weather, precipitation, and water quality monitoring networks
  • Real time environmental sampling
  • Water quality sampling
  • Surveying
  • Discharge measurement
  • Development of hydraulic ratings
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Water quality modeling
  • Hydrology, floodplain, and watershed studies
  • Environmental data management and reporting using relational databases
  • GIS and mapping support for water quality studies

 

Electronic Dataloggers and Telemetry Systems

Self-contained, computerized dataloggers form the core of WET’s approach to water monitoring. We have used solid-state electronics to measure water levels in streams, lakes, and wells. Temperature, precipitation, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity and other environmental parameters can be recorded as well. At predetermined intervals, data are returned from the field and read at WET or at our client’s facilities by a computerized system that transfers digital data electronically. Several projects have included real-time telemetry (one- and two-way radio, satellite, microwave, cellular). This included installation of base stations and in many cases repeaters. Data reduction is virtually instantaneous. Electronic transfer of data completely eliminates the potential for transcription errors. These monitoring systems can be easily expanded to incorporate real-time data collection and transfer via telemetry.

Conventional Methods

WET is also experienced with the installation of more conventional water monitoring networks, including the use of flumes, weirs, stilling wells, and strip chart recorders. The computers, digitizers, plotters, and printers utilized by WET’s water resource professionals and word processors accelerate data reduction, interpretation, and write-up for any water monitoring program.

 

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