New tool brings more accuracy to river readings

A new piece of equipment has made reading wabash river levels much easier, and more accurate.

Posted: Mar. 5, 2018 6:36 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - There's a new tool that helps the wabash valley get more accurate river readings.

It's attached to the 150 bridge coming from the west as you get into Terre Haute.

We talked with J.D. Kesler of Vigo County Emergency Management, and he says the main area this tool is better in, is accuracy and real-time updating.

"So it reads here on the south bridge, the 150 bridge coming into terre haute coming in from the west, and it actually sends a beam down to the surface of the water, reflects back up, and that's how they get the measurement."

Kesler says the equipment automatically updates its measurement every 15 minutes.

With that, someone won't have to go out and manually read the old measurement.

If you want to get river levels, you can visit any of the following:

https://water.weather.gov/ahps/forecasts.php
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/in/terre-haute
http://www.wthitv.com/weather/

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