Instrumentation of urban hydrology monitoring sites in southeast Florida

Water-Resources Investigations Report 79-37



An instrumentation system developed and built in laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va., has been used since 1974 to collect synchronized rainfall, runoff, and water-quality data from urban basins. A number of field modifications were made to adapt the system to local hydrologic conditions and for collection of data on about 350 rainstorms at four sites in south Florida. The instrumentation system measures rainfall at three sites, records two pressure or water-level readings for flow computations, and collects and refrigerates up to 24 water samples and rainfall-quality samples. Rainfall and runoff data are recorded every 36 seconds on a six-channel analog recorder so that all variables are time-synchronous. Flow in the storm sewer is computed from pressure measurements in a U-shaped venturi-type constriction or, when the constriction is not used, from water levels. (Kosco-USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Instrumentation of urban hydrology monitoring sites in southeast Florida
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 79-37
DOI 10.3133/wri7937
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description iv, 38 p.
Country United States
State Florida
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