River and Stream Level Monitoring
Traditional river and stream level monitoring equipment is both expensive, and complicated to install. Because of this many rivers and streams are currently un-monitored, leaving citizens unaware of rising water levels during heavy rainfall.
Weather events are becoming more frequent and intense. We want water level monitoring technology to be more accessible so that citizens can sleep easy knowing they will be alerted if flooding becomes imminent.
A simple solution.
The Waterwatch LS1 is an all-in-one telemetered water level sensor. Coupled with the Waterwatch Live cloud platform, Waterwatch provides a complete, cost effective solution to supplement traditional high-end monitoring stations and provide a comprehensive flood warning network.
These compact, non-contact ultrasonic sensors can be easily mounted on the side of bridges, pump station and channel walls, poles, and waterside buildings.
The simplicity of the Waterwatch solution allows for new monitoring scenarios such as:
Before and after tributary outflow
Locations where highways and roads become inundated
Culverts and small streams that flow through populated areas
Backup monitoring at critical sites
Built for reliability
Real time water level alerts
API's and Platform Integrations
Benchmarking against traditional methods.
Waterwatch provides a cost effective, easy to install remote water level sensing solution for consistent, comprehensive measurements to be collected.
We have demonstrated how the Waterwatch LS1 performs alongside a traditional monitoring station on the Taieri river.
It proves it's accuracy and suitability for monitoring rivers and streams for flood warning and civil defence purposes.
Major flooding events such as the November deluge in the South Island leave residents with power outages, damaged property, and financial losses.
Waterwatch Live can provide critical river level information for predicting and measuring unusual activity and warning anybody that could be in danger. This information can be shared with community pages or alerts sent straight to endangered residents so they can take action before it is too late.
Waterwatch provides insight into our water resources, helping society adapt to an ever-changing environment. Our expertise in environmental protection can help residents and city councils to predict, manage and minimise the effects of flooding events in the future.
Waitati Community Project.
Waitati is a small seaside settlement, 20km north of Dunedin City. The Waitati river flows through the town making it a high risk, flood-prone area.
The LS1 sensor, along with the Waterwatch Live platform provides the community with important, up to date information and can be set to alert residents of dangerous changes to the river level.