Monitoring Bantam River Water Levels

Staff Gauge (highlighted in yellow) at Chickadee Bridge on the White Memorial Foundation.

A staff gauge installed at Chickadee Bridge (N 41.724119 degrees, E -73.207193 degrees) is used to monitor the water levels flowing in Bantam River.  This data is useful for a variety of management issues, such as calculating the amount of water and nutrients that flows into Bantam Lake.  The water levels are monitored weekly and a chart of the fluctuations in water levels can be viewed here.  You can see the water levels drop throughout the summer as the drought of summer 2016 continued until some recent rainfall at the time when this post was published.

Aerial view showing the location of the Conservation Center and Chickadee Bridge, where the staff gauge is located.

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