Dave Lash on June 15th, 2011

onset Water level monitoring goes hi techFrom the June 2011 newsletter:

Is the lake too high? Too low? How much rain produces flooding? Are beavers and vegetation choking Alewife Brook? Despite how critical water level management has become, until now, lake level monitoring has been more anecdotal than empirical. This year though, we’re taking a giant leap into the modern age: the Association has purchased and installed a water level data logger that will record the lake’s water level every hour to the nearest quarter-inch. Downloaded to a PC and matched up with public precipitation data, we’ll be able to record fluctuations during the year and changes over time.

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