The Private Institute for Climate Change Research -ICC- is currently evaluating the first hydrometric station installed by the institute, which is located in Cocales, Patulul, Suchitepequez.
The automatic hydrometric station will allow the ICC to remotely monitor the streamflow of the Madre Vieja (Old Mother) River in real time. The information that this station generates will be useful to determine the streamflow and thus promote rational use of water during the dry season, as well as to inform about increases in the streamflow during the rainy season.
At this moment, a sensor has been installed over the riverbed, which is being calibrated and evaluated by the ICC’s researchers. The station was installed on Dec. 3rd and it consists of RLS radar, pluviometer, solar panel, and RTU transmission unit.