Savannah River water quality monitoring network expands

By on March 28, 2013
Augusta Canal in the Savannah River (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy has implemented an online water monitoring system that will provide real-time data of the Savannah River, The Augusta Chronicle reports.

The system will provide data throughout a 190-mile stretch of river by assessing its temperature, salinity, pH levels and dissolved oxygen through the implementation of eight new water quality monitors.

The new monitors will use solar-powered cellular modems to update existing data sets every 15 minutes to keep the website current.

The information can be used by industries, scientists and individuals who have personal and economic interests in the river’s conditions.

Image: Augusta Canal in the Savannah River (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

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