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Evaluating Maxbotix Ultrasonic Sensors for Monitoring Stream Base Flow

We evaluated the positives and negatives of using Maxbotix MB7389 ultrasonic sensors for monitoring baseflow stream levels.

Virtual Do-It-Together Workshop Helps Citizen Scientists Get Monitoring Faster

This was the first workshop of its kind in which attendees were guided through the entire process of assembling, programming, and installing an EnviroDIY monitoring station from start to finish.

Increase Data Quality From Your Meter Hydros 21 CTD Sensor With These Tips

Regular cleaning of your EnviroDIY Monitoring Station sensors is the most important step in making sure you are collecting meaningful data.

Hemispherical Shield to Reduce Fouling of Campbell Turbidity Sensor

Sensor fouling greatly reduced our confidence in the turbidity data. We decided to test a hemispherical shield for ease of construction and installation.

Protecting EnviroDIY Monitoring Stations From Beaver Damage

One area of vulnerability for EnviroDIY Monitoring Stations is rodent damage and in particular beavers. Beaver tend to bite anything that gets in their way while in the water and they have very sharp teeth!

Low-Cost Stream “Tower Sampler”

We have developed a low-cost and very simple “Tower Sampler” that utilizes plastic bottles mounted vertically in the stream to collect discrete samples as various stream levels.