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City of Austin Flood Early Warning System
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Data is available on the City of Austin internet site. Data from the ground gauges is transferred via SHEFA file to an FTP for access by the National Weather Service.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
For data requests, please contact Susan Janek at 512-974-3327.
Surface In-Situ Networks
The City of Austin Flood Early Warning System consists of over 100 rain and stream level gauges. The rain gauges are 1 mm tipping buckets, and the level sensors are either Pressure Transducers or Ultrasonic devices. The system covers close to 9000 square kilometers and is reinforced by use of the Lower Colorado River Authority rain and stream gauge data as well as Brushy Creek WCID data. The City also has a contract with the USGS for the development of full range rating curves for 28 stream and level stations wtihin the urban and suburban areas of Austin-Travis County. The sensors report in by either ALERT or MODBUS to two centralized and mirrored base stations.
CONTACT
Susan Janek
City of Austin
505 Barton Springs Road, Suite 1200 Austin, Texas 78704
512-974-3327
susan.janek@ci.austin.tx.us
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SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameTX Austin FEWS
CollectiveN/A
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeEmergency response
LocationTexas
Number of Stations~80 precipitation, ~40 stream
Map of StationsN/A
Categorymeteorology, hydrology
Parameters (Most)precipitation, streamflow
Paramters (Limited)automatic gate arm position
ArchiveN/A
Period of RecordFor ground gage data -- since 1997, for processed rainfall -- since 2004.
Temporal Resolution15 minute
Data SeasonUpon event.
Data AvailabilityReal time
Other PurposesForecasting
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
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REMARKS
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UPDATED ON
15 Sep 2009 09:19