Water Level Loggers as a Low-Cost Tool for Monitoring of Stormwater Control Measures
AbstractStormwater control measures (SCMs) are a key component of watershed health in urbanized areas. SCMs are used to increase infiltration and reduce discharge to streams or storm sewer systems during rain events. Monitoring is important for the evaluation of design and causes of failure in SCMs. However, the expense of monitoring means it is not always included in stormwater control planning. This study shows how low-cost water level loggers can be used to answer certain questions about SCM performance. Five case studies are presented that use water level loggers to evaluate the overflow of basins, compare a traditional stormpipe trench with an infiltration trench, monitor timing of blue roof storage, show the effects of retrofitting a basin, and provide long term performance data. Water level loggers can be used to answer questions about the timing and location of stormwater overflows, which helps to evaluate the effectiveness of SCMs. More expensive monitoring and modeling can be used as a follow up if needed to more thoroughly assess a site. Nonetheless, low-cost monitoring can be a first step in identifying sites that need improvement or additional monitoring. View Full-Text
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Toran, L. Water Level Loggers as a Low-Cost Tool for Monitoring of Stormwater Control Measures. Water 2016, 8, 346.
Toran L. Water Level Loggers as a Low-Cost Tool for Monitoring of Stormwater Control Measures. Water. 2016; 8(8):346.Chicago/Turabian Style
Toran, Laura. 2016. "Water Level Loggers as a Low-Cost Tool for Monitoring of Stormwater Control Measures." Water 8, no. 8: 346.
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