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High Water Detection Systems

High Water Detection System for Flooded Roads

Improve Public Safety On Flooded Roadways

High Water Detection Systems (HWDS) by High Sierra Electronics are the state-of-the-art in public safety for warning the public to stay out of flooded roadways. A well-designed flooded road detection system not only improves public safety but can also help a region conserve Emergency Management, Rescue and Road Department resources, and help in the overall response to flooding events.

Advance warning stations advise motorists of a weather-impaired or flooded roadway by activating flashing beacons, message signs, or automatic road barrier gates. 

6 INCHES

OF FAST MOVING WATER CAN KNOCK OVER AND CARRY AWAY AN ADULT

12 INCHES

OF FAST MOVING WATER CAN FLOAT AND CARRY AWAY A SMALL CAR

18-24 INCHES

OF FAST MOVING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY MOST LARGE VEHICLES

Automatically activate beacons and barrier gates

Road and Public Works Departments often manually deploy barriers and warning signs when roadways flood. But, with no way to know a street is flooded without driving out to the site, lengthy delays occur which put lives and property at risk. High Water Detection Systems at problematic sites provide agencies with the opportunity to deter or prevent motorists from entering flooded areas, potentially saving lives and property.

Conditions are monitored 24×7 by software that can issue alarms to key personnel, and feed information to a public or intra-agency website.

where used

Heavy or sustained rainfall events can result in rapidly rising water and flash flooding with little or no warning. Some typical problem sites include:

Benefits of High Water Detection Systems

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Features
Key Benefits
StormLink RWIS Lite HWDS
StormLink RWIS Pro HWDS
Warn drivers of water over the road
Reduce accidents by warning drivers to turn around and avoid water over the road.
Water level measurement with Pressure Transducer*
Increase situational awareness by knowing the depth of water over the roadway and deploy resources accordingly.
Integrated cellular communication sends system data and status to software
Remotely collect data from anywhere there is a cellular signal. Requires a cellular connection for data collection.
Optional
Integrated cellular communication sends system data and status to software
Improve driver safety by letting the traveling public know of weather hazards when they happen.
No outside communication needed to activate system
improve driver safety by letting the traveling public know of weather hazards when they happen.
Solar Powered
Get the system up and running quickly with simple installation.
Two-way communications
Reduce trips to the site with the ability to override the system beacons remotely from software.
Email and text alerts of system status
Address weather issues quickly and increase public safety with notifications of system status directly to any device.
Remotely trigger barrier gates to close road when water is present over the road
Increase public safety by automatically closing the road with a barrier gate when water is over the road.
High resolution of water level
The pressure transducer sensor has a higher resolution for fine measurement of water level.
Advanced measurement configurations
Increase the robustness of the HWDS by providing backup or redundant sensors with sensor voting.
ALERT2 open communications protocol
Easily expand the system with any compatible systems and software suites.
Long range wireless communications
Flexible installation using VHF communications that allow for long range communications even without direct line of sight.
Centralized communication system
Secure data transmissions with radios that provide an encrypted, closed loop communication system from end to end.
Local data logging
Past system data can be downloaded locally if communication failed.
Measure flashing beacon current
Know that the system beacons are flashing from a direct current measurement.

*Pressure transducer needs to be submerged in water source to get continuous reading of water level

Products

StormLink® RWIS Lite High Water Detection System – Model 5408...
The Model 5408-90 StormLink RWIS Lite High Water Detection System...
StormLink® 2-Way ALERT2 High Water Detection System – Series 3482
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Contrail for High Water Detection – Series 8400
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Advance Warning Station – Series 3480
The 3480 is a complete roadside warning system that integrates...