In-stream Monitoring Water Quality at Construction Projects with Telemetry
Adam Lyman and Dan Strauss, Syman, LLC
This presentation focuses on monitoring water quality during in-water construction projects. Topics include the problem of monitoring water quality continuously during work and distribution of data to the project stake holders, electronic equipment such as probes, dataloggers, batteries, and communications equipment that can be used to monitor and record monitoring data, and the mechanical equipment and tools necessary to accomplish monitoring in active waterways. Several examples of how this equipment has been used to monitor pH and Turbidity from actual monitoring projects are presented. Discussion includes ongoing maintenance, troubleshooting, and pitfalls to avoid during typical continuous monitoring projects. Examples are from large scale construction site dewatering, bridge maintenance, and full bridge replacement.