Automated collection of water-quality and discharge data on streams

TitleAutomated collection of water-quality and discharge data on streams
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1989
AuthorsSturges, D. L., and Winter C. J.
Conference Name57th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 57th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1989
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationFort Collins, Colorado
KeywordsAutomatic collection, Data loggers, Hydrologic investigations, Water stage

The availability of relatively inexpensive electronic sensors for measuring water quality parameters and the availability of data loggers with low power requirements enable water-related data to be collected from remote sites at a reasonable cost. We present information about a system installed on a stream that collects information about water conductivity, pH, temperature, water stage, and air temperature. Information about sensor installation and calibration procedures, system maintenance tips, and samples of several data output formats are also presented.