A NexSens water quality monitoring station located at the dam's stilling basin. (Credit: Craig Goldinger / Mahoning Creek Hydroelectric Company)

Real-Time Hydroelectric Dam Monitoring

Hydroelectric dams provide clean and renewable energy to the grid, which is sorely needed in regions that rely heavily on fossil fuels. While the dams utilize a renewable resource that will remain viable as long as the waterway flows, they still put a strain on the environment. Dam monitoring can take many forms, but most […]
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A Nexsens datalogger sits on the open lid of its metal housing attached to Langley Bridge overlooking the Neosho River downstream of Pensacola Dam.

Remote Water Quality Monitoring in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Water Resources Board

Water is integral to all aspects of life, yet many people neglect to consider where their water comes from. Whether it is used for drinking or recreating, water feeds human and natural resources in the watershed. In order to protect all of the interconnected resources, keeping aquatic systems healthy is necessary, according to Sarah Dexter, […]
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Monitoring Source Water to Optimize Water Treatment

City of Columbus Division of Water

Clean drinking water is necessary for all human life, and source water monitoring is the first step in the long process of converting source water into tap water. Millions of people rely on the work of analysts like Michele Gilkerson, a water research analyst with the City of Columbus Division of Water, to convert wastewater […]
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Sediment Monitoring During the Klamath Dam Removal

Gravity Consulting

Leading up to the 21st century, the United States supported decades of dam construction in major waterways across the country. Many of these dams were hydroelectric facilities built in order to provide energy to nearby towns and cities. Unfortunately, these dams deteriorated the surrounding environment and harmed aquatic life. Many of these dams cut off […]
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Safeguarding Southwest Florida with Marine Water Quality Monitoring

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation—RECON

When the Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River were connected by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the 1880s, the region underwent a variety of environmental changes. While water control locks were installed in the 1930s and 1960s, the Sanibel area in Southwest Florida still suffered from deteriorating water quality due to runoff […]
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Upper Scioto River sampling site in Kenton, OH. This site does not have a building, so the X2 data logger and sondes, located down in the river, are powered by the solar panel.

Nutrient Monitoring in Great Lakes Tributaries

Heidelberg University

Tributaries of the Great Lakes contribute to the largest freshwater source in the U.S., and with the trillions of gallons of water transported each year are a variety of nutrients carried by source waters. Sources like the Maumee River are inundated by nutrient loads in the form of runoff from agriculture and urban waste-water effluent, […]
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Katharine Ordway natural history study area

Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area

Macalester College

Inspired by a passion for the outdoors and the local terrain that Katharine Ordway had throughout her life, the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area (Ordway) at Minnesota's Macalester College is a study in diversity. To preserve the conservation legacy that serves as Ordway's foundation, its mission includes four pillars: education, research, sustainability, and civic […]
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using technology to protect tradition

Using Technology to Protect Tradition

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi (NHBP)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi (NHBP) is facing the future with a firm grasp on tradition and a mastery of new technology to handle rapid growth and changes. Recognized as a tribe by the US federal government in 1995, the NHBP employs thousands in western and central Michigan. Since its inception, restoring its land […]
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Submerged Sensors of Sebago Lake

Portland Water District

Sebago Lake is the second largest lake in Maine—one of the only lakes in the nation with clean enough water for use by a drinking water facility without filtration requirements. Residents of the Greater Portland area are the beneficiaries, and they are invested in maintaining their lake's health. A joint project between the Portland Water […]
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Cellular data buoys predict E. coli

Cellular Data Buoys Predict E. Coli

Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District is one of the largest municipal park managers in the nation with 8,100 acres of green space spread across 580 different parks. It also manages many indoor facilities, historical landmarks and beaches. At eight of its most popular beaches, the District has used cellular data buoys, for four years, in an […]
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