USEngineering Solutions has developed the DamWatch® dam-monitoring software application to enable dam owners and dam safety professionals to proactively monitor, in real-time, their valuable infrastructure so they can better prevent and protect against hazardous, costly, and potentially catastrophic events.
DamWatch collects and processes real-time data at regular intervals from weather and hydrologic sources, meters and gauges, and other sensing devices. Data comparisons are then performed against internal dam databases to alert, when appropriate, essential personnel via any electronic medium (cell phones, pagers, email, fax, etc.) when dams are experiencing a dangerous or critical event. DamWatch can also be utilized as a hands-on training and scenario tool for emergency preparedness because of the application’s archiving and event simulation capabilities.
USEngineering Solutions is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 6,862,528 entitled “Monitoring System and Process for Structural Instabilities due to Environmental Processes,” issued March 1, 2005.