Remote and frequent visualisation of river level rises can assist in coordinating flood responses. Councils and emergency services benefit from real-time data from remote locations to inform decisions as heavy rainfall events unfold.
Monitoring river levels helps to:
- Inform the community and emergency services of road closures
- Understand how quickly the water is rising
- Be better informed as to when roads are expected to flood and when they are flooded causing road closures
- Safely move resources and prevent teams from being cut off.
- Better workforce planning for wet weather events
- Over the long term river level data can help provide insights on trends and inform of seasonal water levels
River Level Monitoring
Remote and frequent visualisation of water level rises can assist in coordinating flood responses. Council and emergency services will benefit from real-time data from remote locations to inform decisions as heavy rainfall events unfold.
The data will provide a clear understanding of how quickly the water is rising when roads are expected to flood and when they are flooded. It will also provide information about when these floods will cause road closures and when the roads have cleared as the water recedes.
Heavy localised downpours can result in quickly changing conditions. Being informed can be critical in notifying evacuation orders and safely moving resources to prevent teams from being cut off.
Pair level sensors with rain gauges
Low cost yet highly accurate rain gauges and weather stations identify heavy localised rainfall.
Flash flooding and quickly rising water levels might vary across a catchment area depending on localised rainfall.
Taggle’s Aqualus Vision software will alert to downpours which can inform emergency crews of potential danger with quick water level rises.
Low cost rain guages can be deployed in large numbers across a wide area informing of what water might be travelling down rivers filling catchment areas.
Sensors and communications
Pulsar ultrasonic or Vega radar level sensors are being used to monitor the water levels. The data is then sent back to Taggle’s Aqualus Water IoT Platform by Taggle’s recently released telemetry device, the Cockatoo.
The data can be delivered from the Cockatoo by the Taggle Byron radio newtwork, NB-IoT or Myriota Satellite.