Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Creek Gauge installed

This week, a creek level gauge was installed in the Fairfax creek behind the Youth Center. As you can see, it has a solar panel to charge the battery pack. The gauge still needs to be connected to a computer which will allow for remote monitoring. The gauge will collect creek level data that can inform the Ross Valley Watershed hydrology effort, and the system has the capacity to send notices to staff computers and cell phones when the creek rises to a certain level.

We were able to purchase this from some money saved on the siren pole which was donated by PG&E and through using a paging system for siren activation as opposed to computerized activation. The emergency warning siren is to be installed within the next two weeks, and I will provide more information here when we get to that point.