Field Performance Evaluation of Water Level Sensors

Project ID: 7833
Principal Investigator: Bryan Heiner
Research Topic: Agriculture Water Supplies
Funded Fiscal Years: 2015, 2016 and 2017
Keywords: level monitoring; flow measurement; level sensor; calibration

Research Question

Electronic water level sensors: What works?

Need and Benefit

Water level sensors are a vital component for use of electronic technologies in improving canal operating capabilities. Level sensor failures can (and on occasions have) resulted in damages that can cost a water delivery entity orders of magnitude more than the original price of the sensor. Short of observing sensor performance over time operating in a field setting, there is little more than a sales representative's endorsement of the product on which assess long-term performance reliability expectations.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Field Performance Evaluation of Water Level Sensors (final, PDF, 4.2MB)
By Bryan Heiner, Tom Gill
Research Product completed on September 30, 2017

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.

Field Performance Evaluation of Water Level Sensors (final, PDF, 4.2MB)
By Bryan Heiner, Tom Gill
Research Product completed on September 30, 2017

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.


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Last Updated: 4/4/17