Mississippi River Water Liquid Level Sensor

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Starting in Minnesota and meandering 2,320 miles South to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River is the largest water system in North America, that drains all or parts of 31 US states and 2 Canadian provinces. In the wake of hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers embarked on a $14.6 billion program to fortify the levees and upgrade the pumping stations throughout the gulf. The pumping stations are designed to return water that’s breached the levees back to river. At this Louisiana pumping station, an EchoSpan ultrasonic level transmitter is installed in a retention pond, next to the river. The non-contact sensor provides continuous level data to the PLC, which in turn, operates the pumping station. As the pond level rises, the pumps will be actuated to pump the water back to the river. EchoSpan is reliable Mississippi River water level measurement.