Hydrology studies play a crucial role in water resources management; they are utilized to develop more effective solutions for issues related to water availability and water allocation. Hydrologist-led research provides vital information for flood forecasting, water supply determinations, water conservation studies, reservoir operations, and in the planning of large-scale water projects.
For conducting hydrologic investigations, monitoring tools record water level and flow data from waterways, lakes, groundwater systems, and other aquatic resources—capturing vital information for analyzing conditions, studying changes over time, and supporting decisions.
Onset offers a range of robust data loggers for use in long-term monitoring of water environments, providing hydrologists with accurate measurements and reliable performance in severe and challenging conditions.
The HOBO® MX2001 is the industry’s first water level data logger designed for convenient wireless setup and download from mobile devices via Bluetooth Low Energy. The logger dramatically simplifies and lowers the cost of field data collection by providing wireless access to high-accuracy water level and temperature measurements right from a mobile phone or tablet. The MX2001 logger consists of a top-end unit and a water level sensor which are sold as a set, plus a direct read cable to connect them. Cables can be ordered in lengths from 0.2 to 500m for deployment in a wide range of wells.
The HOBO U20L-04 is a low-cost, research-grade water level data logger for continuously measuring water level and temperature in a wide range of underwater environments. It features 0.1% measurement accuracy, a polypropylene housing for use in both fresh and salt water, and a non-vented design for convenient and hassle-free deployment.
This data logger requires either the U-DTW-1 Waterproof Shuttle or the Base-U-4 Base Station for configuration and data offload, HOBOware software (free download). NOTE: HOBOware Pro is required when using the U-DTW-1 Waterproof Shuttle. See compatible items below.
The HOBO Water Level data logger features high accuracy at a great price and ease-of-use, with no cumbersome vent tubes or desiccants to maintain. This data logger is ideal for recording water levels and temperatures in shallow wells, streams, lakes and freshwater wetlands.
The HOBO MicroRX Water Level Station is a cellular, web-enabled water level monitoring solution for stormwater, floodwater, irrigation, hydrologic, and environmental applications. Pre-programmed water flow formulas for select weirs, flumes, and a stage discharge table result in an easy and intuitive configuration.
New water flow and accumulated rainfall calculations, which are performed directly on the station at time of measurement, trigger immediate notifications of critical water level conditions.
The compact and durable station, together with the non-vented water level sensor, enables harsh condition deployments and reliable monitoring. The optional integrated solar panel or battery power, with a wide range of plug-and-play smart sensors, supports flexible environmental monitoring.