Storm Sentry ALERT Systems forecast flood situations

Campbell Scientific and their partner Intermountain Environmental have developed a new Flood ALERT System to provide Local Authorities, environmental agencies, researchers and businesses with early warnings of high water levels.

The Storm Sentry ALERT System uses an RF transceiver and RF modem for transmitting the data collected by the Campbell Scientific CR510 or CR10X dataloggers. These dataloggers and communication components have been proven in thousands of weather stations and hydrological monitoring applications worldwide. The system can accurately measure nearly every available type of sensor, including SDI-12.

Campbell dataloggers such as the CR10X can be used to control external devices, opening or closing sluice gates automatically for instance, or triggering alarms back at the network monitoring station. The stations are built for low-power consumption and operate accurately even in harsh environments. They can provide time-stamped data recorded on up to 2Mb of on-board memory at programmable intervals, and adding sensors to sites and sites to networks is easy.

Data transmission via two-way radio, phone, cell phone, or GOES satellite are all possible, and real-time two-way flood warning networks are also possible by using Campbell’s new LoggerNet software, a client/server software used for managing large networks of monitoring stations. Using LoggerNet, multiple sites can be polled every second. Data can be accessed from LANs or via the Internet, making data available to multiple users/agencies in near real time.

Multiple agencies and organizations can use the systems for other purposes besides flood warning to make greater cost savings. Some of these include; avalanche forecasting, water content of snow pack determination, water quality, dam safety, evaporation, delivery system control, climate studies and weather forecasting.

For more information about Campbell Scientific’s Flood ALERT Systems, call +44(0)1509 601141 or email

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