Flood Warning Systems
Flood warning systems save lives, protect property and limit damage to infrastructure by monitoring rainfall and water levels and alerting when conditions approach dangerous levels. An effective flood warning system enables authorities to take appropriate action such as evacuation and control of dams in advance of a flood event, often leading to much less catastrophic outcomes when severe weather strikes.
Typical Flood Warning System
Effective flood monitoring and risk mitigation is achieved through a network of flood warning stations installed at various points within a watershed or on a body of water. Monitoring stations log both rainfall and water levels and provide advanced warning of dangerous conditions.
The X2 data logger is the central component of NexSens automated flood warning systems. It is compatible with a wide range of sensor types and manufacturers and can transmit real-time data to the WQData LIVE web datacenter via radio, cellular, or satellite telemetry. WQData LIVE has a suite of data management tools and alerts via email or SMS text message.
Flexible mounting options for the X2 simplify installation on bridges, dams, piers, levees and other structures. Power is supplied with SP10 solar power packs or connection to mains power.
Sensors typically integrated into NexSens flood warning systems include YSI H-3401 tipping bucket rain gauges and the VEGAPULS C 23 radar level sensor for non-contact level measurement, but nearly all industry-standard weather and level sensors are supported.
Contact a NexSens Applications Engineer today to discuss your flood warning application.
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