Extensive monitoring is a core component of responsible storage and catchment management.
Working collaboratively with a range of partners, Seqwater is constantly developing better water quality monitoring techniques and methods aimed at providing more timely and comprehensive feedback for informed decision making. These improved techniques complement existing monitoring programs across our storages.
Traditional monitoring programs focus on monitoring at fixed intervals, physically collecting water samples using boats, returning them to a laboratory for analysis and then reporting on the results.
Seqwater’s latest monitoring programs uses innovative technologies that provide real-time, web based access to the condition of our storages.
An intensive network of remote water quality instruments have been deployed across several dams, allowing consistent monitoring of water quality and catchment conditions and greatly improving data collection.
Vertical profiling systems deployed in some Seqwater’s main dams now monitor water quality at multiple levels within these storages 24 hours, 7 days a week, providing high quality data that can be accessed remotely.
Monitoring from these profilers is now being supplimented in Wivenhoe Dam with dozens of additional trail profiling units that provide more detailed coverage of the storage in real time.