Dock Monitoring System
Pre-existing structures such as docks, piers and bridge pilings are great locations for the deployment of a long-term water quality, hydrology, and/or weather monitoring system. Mounting to secure structures cuts down expenses and allows for better accessibility.
NexSens data loggers support a variety of these sensors collecting real-time data on user-defined parameters. Deployment pipes house and protect water quality sondes and level sensors while still making them accessible for maintenance and calibration. On the receiving end, WQData LIVE offers a convenient and secure location for accessing and disseminating data.
Because of the roles that shallow areas play in supporting the health of Chesapeake Bay, including serving as productive regions full of grass beds and nursery grounds for juvenile fish, managers with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are understandably interested in keeping tabs on how their conditions change over time. It’s possible to assess some of those by going out at a set interval (daily, weekly, monthly) and gathering water samples to analyze. But such a scheduled approach wouldn’t give managers the around-the-clock data that they really need to get a complete picture of what’s going on in the shallows over time.Read More
Located in southwest Ohio, Buck Creek and its tributary, Beaver Creek, run through a series of low-head dams in the city of Springfield. Historically, the four dams diverted water for mills and local industry and protected utilities along a continuous four-mile reach. However, they’ve also interfered with the water’s natural flow and inhibited stream health. The Springfield Conservancy District and Friends of the Buck Creek Recreation Corridor are working to restore a more natural flow to the creek while maintaining the benefits provided by the dams. Though planned changes to the dams are primarily for recreational purposes, they will help restore the flow of sediments and fish, as well as provide a healthier ecosystem for Buck Creek. Approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, removal of one of the low-head dams and modification of another began in the fall of 2009.Read More
Located within the quickly developing area of northern Columbus and southern Delaware County, the Olentangy River is a tributary of the Scioto River in Ohio. Despite rapid housing and business development around the Columbus area, the Olentangy River has seen an improvement in water quality, as it was upgraded to an exceptional warm water habitat by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Recently, Ohio State University’s Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park contacted NexSens Technology to install a water quality monitoring station with radio telemetry in the Olentangy River.Read More