Case Study Topic: Discharge

Case Study: Establishment of a Hydrographic Monitoring Site in Australia

SonTek-SL1500 Xylem Water Solutions were appointed by Local Government in Bundaberg to establish hydrographic monitoring site in Bundaberg Creek, just upstream of the confluence with the Burnett River. The monitoring objectives at the hydrographic monitoring site consisted of surface water level and flow measurement in real-time available through cloud based hydrological information management system (HIMS). Part of the initial site establishment consisted of performing detailed bathymetric survey of the Bundaberg Creek from upstream the Quay St Footbridge up to the confluence of the Burnett River for hydraulic analysis of the channel.

Case Study: Summer On Ice: Stream Flow Data Improve Greenland Ice Melt Models

In 2015, a UCLA team of research scientists returned to southwestern Greenland to study meltwater runoff over three solid days of uninterrupted monitoring. If the their 2012 expedition provided snapshots of the movement of meltwater, the follow-up study that measured the same stream hourly for seven days straight delivered a movie of supraglacial stream flow-data proportions.

Discharge Monitoring in a Tidally Affected River with the SonTek-SL in Southern Malaysia

Malaysia Estuary In 2011 a series of gauging stations was established along the Johor River which measured river water level and velocity to gain a better understanding of the existing river flows. The Johor River is an important source of water for several water treatment plants. However during high tides and in dry seasons, a salt water wedge pushes upstream affecting water quality and thus water supply.

Paper: Discharge and Bathymetric Data Collection of Sinar Mas Forestry Plantantation Canals in Indonesia

Water management in the Sinar Mas Forestry plantations presents an immense amount of challenges. With over 2.6 million hectares of concession areas to manage, a comprehensive and dynamic water management plan is essential. For example, during the annual dry season, water table management is critical to prevent peat fires and for peatland forest conservation. However during the wet season, attention is switched to flood management at low elevation areas.

App Note: S5-M9 Tackle Tough Questions During Mississippi Flood

As the Mississippi River rose to dramatic levels and overtopped its banks in June 2008, homes flooded, crops were destroyed, and big questions loomed. Hydrologists have long grappled with the dynamics of floodplains beyond the Mississippi's levees - do floodwaters travel over flooded cropland, or does the floodplain simply store water?
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