Water / Flood Warning

What We Do

Campbell Scientific manufactures versatile and reliable flood warning stations and systems. We offer systems for monitoring and transmitting precipitation and water level, as well as stations that can monitor additional parameters like wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, temperature, soil moisture, or water quality. We also manufacture customizable, high-speed, networked systems that take advantage of the latest communications technologies to provide advanced solutions for flood warning. Our customers benefit from the experience we've gained over the last 35 years in designing and supporting a wide variety of reliable, standalone monitoring systems.

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Most of the systems we sell are customized. Tell us what you need and we'll help you configure a system that meets your exact needs.



We offer a variety of products that can be used to create systems for Flood Warning. Many of the major components used to create these systems are listed below. Please let us know if we can help you configure a system.

More Details about Our Flood Warning Systems


Our dataloggers, proven in thousands of applications world-wide, provide multiple types of inputs (pulse, analog, SDI-12, and others), which allows use of almost any type of water level sensor including pressure transducers, shaft encoders, bubblers, and ultrasonic distance sensors. Onboard algorithms can calculate hourly and daily minimums, maximums, averages, totals, flow, or any other statistical value. These values can be stored on-board the station, providing a backup of data. A solar panel can provide continuous charge to the battery for extended unattended monitoring.

Additional sensors to measure soil moisture, water quality, or meteorological conditions can easily be integrated. We can upgrade older stations, even those from other manufacturers, with the latest datalogger and transmitter, often allowing you to use the same sensors and standpipe or enclosure.

The ability to measure additional parameters at a site can lead to collaboration between organizations that can help keep costs down.

Customized Flood Warning Network Using LoggerNet Software

A flood warning network that uses LoggerNet software takes advantage of two-way RF communications and the latest in network management software. LoggerNet is a client/server software program used for managing large networks of monitoring stations. A LoggerNet-based system is a viable solution to flood warning applications because of the speed with which LoggerNet can poll multiple RF stations and the speed and versatility with which LoggerNet can make the data available to multiple interested parties. 

Other Resources and Options

To meet customer needs, other resources and communications options can be combined with flood warning systems. Commonly, local governments will combine resources to obtain the best possible system. In other situations, federal agencies can be involved to increase system coverage and robustness, and even help with the budget. Multiple purpose data collection systems bring to bear the resources and expertise of environmental data experts.

Case Studies

Texas: Hurricane Harvey
In February of 2015, Campbell Scientific was awarded a bid to supply the Harris County......read more
Pennsylvania: Flood Warning
Flooding is the number one natural cause of fatalities worldwide and was responsible for 6.8......read more
Texas: Transitioning to ALERT2
ALERT2 is a modern communication protocol that improves upon 40 years of tradition within the......read more
North Carolina: ALERT Stations Updated
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Flood Information and Notification System (FINS) consists of over 125 gaging stations spread......read more
New Zealand: Lahar Observations
All of our years of effort have paid off. Wehave collected a world-class data set......read more
Kentucky: Wolf Creek Dam Repair
The Wolf Creek Dam near Jamestown, Kentucky, was constructed partially as a regular concrete hydroelectric......read more
Virginia: ALERT System
In the late 1970s, the National Weather Service implemented the Integrated Flood Observing and Warning......read more
Utah: Brigham City Gets Flood Warning System
In the past, home and business owners along the creek that comes from Mantua Reservoir,......read more

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  1. Most Campbell Scientific systems are built from individual components. This provides maximum flexibility for our customers, but it does not lend itself to pricing a "typical" system. Contact Campbell Scientific for assistance in pricing a system to meet the unique needs of the application.