Groundwater Monitoring Techniques

Measuring groundwater level or depth-to-water is critically important for identifying long and short-term trends, including declining water levels, saltwater intrusion, and aquifer recharge.

Time-series groundwater data is the foundation for groundwater modeling and forecasting that are useful for identifying drought, characterizing groundwater supply availability, and identifying changing groundwater conditions.

Groundwater monitoring techniques range from on-site measurements to modern remote data collection technologies, such as cellular or satellite communication. Water level, temperature, and/or conductivity measurements can be taken manually or a well can be instrumented with a groundwater level logger or CTD logger.

Near real-time data can be collected and automatically integrated into client servers or cloud-based software for access almost anytime. OTT HydroMet offers multiple level loggers and remote data transmission options to save time and resources spent in the field.

OTT HydroMet’s Groundwater Insights

View how data starts in the field via sensors that collect different parameters and how it travels to you using various software and telemetry options.

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OTT HydroMet’s Groundwater Insights

Groundwater – Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Learn how groundwater monitoring is important for water use, drought, and more.

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Groundwater Related Resources

OTT ecoLog

OTT ecoLog: Remote Communication Via Mobile Networks

This technical paper describes the most important interferences and other potential causes of reduced or limited signal strength. It also provides guidance on testing signal strength and selecting appropriate installation components.

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On-Demand Webinar: Telemetry for Water Professionals

Join us as we discuss available telemetry options and the pros and cons of each based on different monitoring objectives and data needs. We also review how two-way communication and alarm management can help you improve data quality and manage costs.

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Groundwater Sensor

Groundwater Sensor Selection Guide

Use our Guide to compare available groundwater solutions to determine the best choice for you.

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OTT ecoLog 1000

Video: OTT ecoLog 1000

Watch a visual walkthrough on how the OTT ecoLog 1000 is a complete in-well monitoring solution which collects more groundwater data with fewer resources.

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In the Field

Aquifer Monitoring Around the Northern Texas Panhandle

Aquifer Monitoring Around the Northern Texas Panhandle

With 95% of local water from the Ogallala aquifer going to crop irrigation, this Texas team needed data on their groundwater resources. Read about how they used 37 monitoring wells with IRIDIUM® telemetry to send data into an online interactive map with near real-time groundwater data to share with the district.

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Addressing Mining Pollution Across the United Kingdom

Addressing Mining Pollution Across the United Kingdom

Learn how OTT HydroMet’s groundwater network helped reduce staff involvement and consolidate costs for mine treatment schemes in the UK. Now, staff occasionally check equipment for maintenance purposes but can overall leave sites running unattended.

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