The North Platte NRD began a telemetry project in the spring of 2016 with the goal of reading ground water flow meters remotely. In the first phase of this project, close to 300 flow meters had an AMCi MeterEye telemetry unit installed. This unit is camera based, and will take a picture of your flow meter once a day during the growing season. That image is then delivered to a website through a cellular connection where it is stored and then converted to digital data. The stored images and data can be viewed by both the Landowners and District Staff, and used to improve water management practices.
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North Platte NRD Receives $750,000 Grant for Telemetry
The North Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) is pleased to announce its award of a $750,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (Trust) to expand the Data Access and Monitoring Program (DAMP). This program will provide telemetry units to producers/landowners free of charge, with the goal of reading ground water flow meters remotely.
Producers and landowners will benefit from being provided real-time information to aid in their management decisions. Utilizing the water usage information, in addition to information that can be added on to the additional sensor ports in the unit (moisture sensors, evapotranspiration gauges, or weather data sensors) will make landowners and operators more efficient. They will be given unique, password protected login information, and their specific data will remain private.
For more information on the project,chick here to view the press release.
Click here to visit the Nebraska Environmental Trust’s website.
For more information call the NPNRD office at 308-632-2749 or stop by the office at 100547 Airport Road in Scottsbluff between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.