Most water users know how much water they are entitled to use but have never had a scientific measurement of what they are actually receiving.

Accurate water flow measurements are important for proper allocation within a water distribution entity. Our trained experts can work with you and your water delivery organization to measure your water diversions and deliveries. We can also recommend, design, and install water measurement devices, and automation, providing the following services:

  1. Stream Flow Measurement
  2. Canal Flow Measurement
  3. Irrigation Automation
  4. Telemetry
  5. Data Web Hosting and Analysis

Idaho Water Engineering (IWE) staff have experience spanning decades with a broad range of environmental monitoring applications. IWE designs, assembles, installs, and maintains environmental monitoring systems, with a specific speciality using equipment provided by Campbell Scientific, Inc. IWE’s core services relate to water resources, however our installed systems also include weather and environmental research. We install and maintain groundwater level and flow monitoring systems, as well as irrigation canal and natural channel stream gages.  IWE uses its ADCP instruments to collect instantaneous flow measurements in wadeable channels as well as non wadeable canals and streams with its boat-mounted instrument.  These flow measurements are used to maintain stage-discharge rating curves as well as seepage and aquifer recharge studies.  IWE maintains web-based data portals for its clients that allow for data visualization and access.

IWE developed a custom enclosure for housing datalogger monitoring systems. It allows for protection of the datalogger system components including cables from vandals and chewing animals.  We fabricate two versions, one for stations with internal logging from a vented pressure level transducer, and a second larger unit for telemetered stations. These enclosures have been installed at diverse monitoring sites including groundwater recharge projects and stream gages supported by federal, state, and municipal governments, as well as irrigation companies.

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