This is a long-term monitoring of water discharge and water level at Prieta Stream. The monitoring point is located at Pool 0: which is the same location where we sample stream chemistry. Measurements are taken automatically with a pressure transducer: every 15 minutes. Measure are originally of pressure: which are translated to water level using the reference gauge. Using an equation provided by Dr. Fred Scatena: water level is converted into discharge. Equation: discharge (m3/sec) = 1.095 - 1.585 * stage + 0.578 * stage * stage
Storage sites: Data are retrieved every month: place on a computer at El Verde Field Station and then moved to Plone for general access. From there: it is placed in data management.