Hydrology & Water Monitoring
The Ministry of Water Resources in Iraq is responsible for different activities of water management including maintenance of the extensive system of irrigation canals, dams and the related tasks.
The Idaho US Geological Survey (USGS) during the last decade assisted the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources (IMoWR) in setting up a country-wide Hydrological Monitoring Network of over 110 remote hydrological stations.
These 110 automatic remote hydrological stations include: automatic bubbler stations for water level; radar gauge stations; and snow measuring stations distributed at different locations in Iraq.
These stations inserted to be upgrading, our customer request to use the data logger CR850 from Campbell Scientific Inc. as main core of stations. All the previous sensors should be configured with this new data logger, these sensors include: water level and water quality measurements multiparameters sensors(temperature, conductivity, pH, turbidity and dissolved oxygen).
One of the main tasks is that, since the network of these hydrological stations transfer the data to a central receive site via METEOSAT satellite communication, the SATLINK transmitter used previously in the stations should be configured with the new data logger CR850, and this what we did so the data transmission was still successful through the METEOSAT.
The hydrological monitoring is of particular importance in Iraq since it provides the planning data and the information required for operational water resources management. And to control the available water resources particularly in the arid and semi-arid regions in which the water amount and precipitation are not sufficient for agriculture and other applications.