Flood Warning

Early detection of potential flood conditions and reliable flood forecasting are critical components of an effective local flood warning system. Advance warning of impending floods can save lives and prevent extensive property damage. FloodSafety.com has some detailed information on statistics related to flood damage.

Monitoring systems include all the remote site equipment, communications equipment, and central base station equipment and software required for a complete, integrated flood warning solution. The flood warning systems are ideally suited for applications requiring real-time environmental data measurements of rainfall, snow, and water levels in streams, rivers, and other bodies of water. The field stations also feature a powerful and flexible built-in data logger to record, process, and transmit flood warning data. The data logger interfaces with analog, SDI-12 and other digital sensors.

The flood warning system includes network-ready software to facilitate data management: graphical map displays, activation of alarms, instant messaging, hydrological forecasting and analysis tools. The software package is an easy-to-use, menu-driven program and is capable of feeding public or intra-agency flood warning web sites.

A variety of flood warning communication options are available to meet the needs of any data collection or control system. Examples include radio telemetry, cellular, spread spectrum radio, GOES, ORBCOMM, and other satellite networks.