Inland Lake Monitoring System
Inland lakes are important resources, as they provide habitat, food, drinking water, recreational opportunity, real estate, abundant opportunity for study, and much more. Lake water quality may be threatened by many different human activities and natural processes. Automated water quality monitoring stations can help document and predict changes occurring in a lake environment.
Typical Inland Lake Monitoring System
Most inland lake monitoring systems are best configured with an offshore floating platform. These platforms are often configured with water quality, weather and atmospheric sensors, water column profiling strings and near real-time communications.
The NexSens CB-450 buoy is an ideal platform for inland lake monitoring applications. It is light enough to be deployed from most small boats, yet large enough to provide sufficient power with its on-board battery and three solar panels for continuous operation in research and compliance monitoring. It supports an M550 solar marine light for night-time visibility in lakes with boat traffic.
For data logging, the NexSens X2-CB data logger simplifies sensor connections and transmission of real-time data. The X2-CB logger is compatible with most industry-standard, multiparameter water quality sondes including those from YSI, Hydrolab, Eureka and In-situ. Other sensors commonly integrated into lake systems include weather sensors such as those from Vaisala, Airmar and Lufft, NexSens T-Node FR and TS210 temperature profiling strings, underwater PAR sensors and carbon dioxide sensors.
The X2-CB logger has multiple sensor ports to accommodate large numbers of sensors with simple, waterproof UW connectors and automatic sensor detection. Data transfer to the WQData LIVE web datacenter provides options for manipulation of data, configuration of alarm notifications and presentation of research data in a public portal.
Contact a NexSens Applications Engineer today to discuss your inland lake monitoring application.
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