January 22, 2020
Water Level Data Critical For Successful Coastal Wetland Restoration
Over 90 per cent of historical coastal wetlands in South Central California have been lost due to development — one such area is the former upper arms of the Devereux Slough. A huge restoration project is aiming to restore 100 acres of this land back to its natural state, including over 40 acres of wetland! See how The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at UCSB is using Levelogger data to track, monitor, and ultimately provide insight on the impacts and success of this major wetland restoration effort.
Read the article in our On The Level Blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/water-level-data-wetland-restoration/
December 03, 2019
New Peristaltic Pump Battery Holder Provides Added Convenience
Solinst has introduced a new accessory for the 410 Peristaltic Pump that allows you to connect a 12V battery right to the assembly. The 12V Battery Holder is ideal for those requiring portability for short-term sampling applications.
The ergonomically designed holder features a handle that keeps the pump balanced even with the added battery. The 12V Battery Holder can be attached to your existing pump without any tools. This addition makes the 410 Peristaltic Pump even more convenient for your groundwater sampling projects.
To learn more about this handy pump accessory, visit: www.solinst.com/products/groundwater-samplers/410-peristaltic-pumps/
November 18, 2019
NEW Solinst Model 105 Well Casing & Depth Indicator
Solinst is excited to release the NEW 105 Well Casing & Depth Indicator. The Model 105 signals the detection of metal well casing and includes a ground sensor to determine the well bottom. Both of these functions are enabled without having to switch probes. Depths are read from durable Solinst laser marked flat tape – lengths to 2000 ft (600 m).
The Well Casing & Depth Indicator is a must-have tool for drillers and hydrogeologists. It is useful when determining where metal casing starts and ends in new or existing well constructions, installing packers or other downhole instruments, and simply measuring total well depth.
To learn more about the NEW Model 105 Well Casing & Depth Indicator, visit: www.solinst.com/products/level-measurement-devices/105-well-casing-depth-indicator/105.php
October 30, 2019
Levelogger Data Collected from the Deepest Caves on Earth
Lithuanian speleologists (cavers) are using Solinst Leveloggers to collect water level data from some of the deepest caves on Earth! Between 2008 and 2012, cavers completed four expeditions to the Krubera Cave—the world's deepest. During these treks, Leveloggers were deployed and water level data collected in order to better understand the hydrodynamics of these under-explored environments.
Read about their most recent expedition to Sarma Cave, the world's third deepest, where two more Leveloggers were installed: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/levelogger-data-collected-from-the-deepest-caves-on-earth/
September 11, 2019
Leveloggers Helping to Establish Long-Term Flood Data Collection Method
With flood events and destructive downpours intensifying—much of which can be attributed to climate change—the need for more detailed flood data is growing. The USGS Arizona Water Science Center is one agency working to establish new methods for recording accurate, long-term flood data to facilitate sounder decisions.
Solinst Leveloggers are being used to help develop the Continuous Slope-Area (CSA) method. The CSA method involves setting up a stretch where continuous water level data is collected in a stream. The data recorded by the Leveloggers provide complete flood hydrographs, which are then used to calculate discharge during the rise and fall of floodwaters.
Read more about the field trials and results in our blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/leveloggers-help-establish-flood-data-collection-method/
June 4, 2019
The Importance of Measuring Drawdown
Learn how, when used together, the Solinst Levelogger and 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter provide a solution for obtaining fundamental aquifer test data – while also saving you time. Read our blog post and see how simple it is to use these tools to collect accurate water level and drawdown data. Also read about the importance of drawdown readings for various types of aquifer tests.
To check out the blog post, visit: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/the-importance-of-measuring-drawdown/
May 8, 2019
Packer Tests and Transient Hydraulic Tomography in India
Students at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad are taking part in a transient hydraulic tomography project at an Experimental Hydrogeological Park. Their study includes several sequential cross-hole hydraulic tests, including slug tests and pumping tests. Solinst pneumatic packers are being used to isolate the multiple discrete groundwater zones required for the hydraulic tests. The aim is to obtain the spatial distribution of hydraulic parameters (hydraulic conductivity and storage) to map large fractures and highly conductive zones in the Park's crystalline rock aquifer.
To read more about the Experimental Hydrogeological Park and how Solinst provided hands-on support for the project, read the full story in our ON THE LEVEL blog: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/groundwater-sampling/packer-tests-and-transient-hydraulic-tomography-in-india/
March 6, 2019
Solinst is hiring!
We are currently looking to fill positions in our Sales and R&D Departments.
Check out our Careers page for the full postings: www.solinst.com/careers/
January 22, 2019
High-Resolution Groundwater Data Proves Value of CMT Systems in Botlek Area
The Botlek area of Rotterdam, Netherlands is a highly industrialized zone. Due to emissions from local factories, an emphasis has been put on groundwater contamination studies. Spectrasens, exclusive distributor of Solinst in the Netherlands, proposed Solinst CMT Multilevel Monitoring Systems to help gather high-resolution groundwater data. A pilot project was approved to go ahead in September 2016 and included the installation of thirty CMT wells. After preliminary monitoring results, all are very pleased with the performance of the CMT wells and the high-resolution subsurface data they provide. Subsequently, the second round of CMT Systems has been ordered.
Read our full blog post at: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/groundwater-sampling/multilevel-monitoring/high-resolution-groundwater-data-proves-value-of-cmt-systems-in-botlek-area/
January 8, 2019
Solinst LevelSender Telemetry Aids Agriculture & Water Quality Research
Researchers at Ag-Canada have recently added Solinst LevelSender Telemetry to three of their water quality monitoring stations. Each station is installed in a different type of waterway, such as a river or small roadside stream.
LevelSender Telemetry regularly sends water level and rainfall data collected from remote Levelogger and Rainlogger dataloggers, to a central database without having to visit the sites. The collected water level data is used to determine discharge measurements, which helps towards their goal of better understanding the quantity and quality of surface water through time in agricultural regions of Canada.
To read more about how Ag-Canada is using the data to help Canadian agriculture producers, read our full blog post at: www.solinst.com/onthelevel-news/water-level-monitoring/water-level-datalogging/solinst-levelsender-telemetry-aids-agriculture-water-quality-research/