How do you remotely monitor flooding and water levels with

You’ll learn just what goes into making effective flood warning systems in this write-up.

You can see in the photo that we’ve put together an overview for you that breaks down the key components of flood monitoring systems.

Smart Cities on the east coast of the US, like those in the state of Virginia, have deployed Industrial IoT sensor systems for flood detection and monitoring water levels. These flood monitoring systems are installed in various locations, like on the coasts, in harbors, marinas, beaches, and bridges over rivers as you see in the photos.

Here’s the list of critical pieces you need for Industrial IoT sensor kits to monitor flood levels, rising tides, and storm surge:

  1. Sensor Hub
  2. Water Level Sensor
  3. 4-20mA Sensor Adapter
  4. GPS Sensor
  5. Voltage Sensor
  6. Solar Charge Controller
  7. Solar Panel
  8. SLA Battery
  9. Power Converter
  10. Body of Water that You Need to Monitor Levels of!

Since is an open software platform you can use hardware made by any manufacturer.

In the photos you’re looking at hardware that can be made by various companies like Flowline, SenixDuracell, Yoctopuce, Renogy, or Morningstar.

Your organization can use any type of water level sensor. Our customer usually integrate level sensors that output a 4-20 mA signal.

However, you can use any sensor standard with, like RS-232 for monitoring these piezometers / vibrating wire transducers measuring water well levels near levees, as part of a Department of Water Resources (DWR) project for the state government of California.

You’ll see a full list of sensor standards here on

What types of sensors are used to for early warning systems and flood water levels?

Here are the 3 most common types of fluid level sensors that our customers use:

  • Ultrasonic
  • Transducers
  • Radar

Many of the pieces you need are available from

After you’ve received your sensor hubs and sensors, you’ll link them to in just a few minutes by following this step-by-step tutorial.

We’re here to help you, your teams, and your organization at any step along the way, depending on your remote monitoring needs for your specific environment.

From initial advice and consulting, to building flood monitoring systems and installing Industrial IoT sensors in the field, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at if you’ve got any questions.





Whether you need to monitor flood water levels, wells, bridges, levees, noise/sound, flow meters, piezometers, methane, tanks, or industrial equipment / machinery, we’re here to help you, your teams, and your organization deploy your most effective monitoring systems.

Contact us at if you’ve got any questions.