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Wellntel Bringing Talent and Technology to California’s Growing Groundwater Networks

Lee Knudtson

Lee Knudtson, with years of experience helping customers utilize Wellntel Technology and Groundwater Data, will anchor Wellntel’s work in the state of California. With the 2014 passage of the historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), California has set an ambitious goal to bring the state’s critically important groundwater basins into a sustainable regime of pumping and… Read more »

As central oversight lessens, neighbors take resilience into their own hands

A reach of the Little Plover River in the Central Sands area of Wisconsin

The need for continuous hydrological data is growing, while the ability of government agencies to collect and interpret these data is flat or declining. Photo from Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 111, full citation below * The responsibility for groundwater resource management is shifting from governments to citizens Recent legislation and legal rulings on… Read more »

Can I add users to my Wellntel Dashboard?

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As of April, 2016, primary account holders (customers) can add users to their Wellntel Dashboard. It’s a great tool for family, friends or caretakers to have access to data from a Wellntel sensor(s). For example, if you run a vineyard, you might want an irrigation manager to track groundwater levels. If you have a domestic well… Read more »

Learn how Wellntel maps groundwater in hi-res, near realtime

Wellntel Sample Contours

Among other exciting announcements by Wellntel at the National Groundwater Association Expo this weekend, citizen scientists, groundwater professionals, water managers and hydrogeologists can see how burgeoning Wellntel networks can be used to spot trends, risks and opportunities in groundwater at an unparalleled resolution, and from any computer, tablet or smartphone. For example, during just the last 90 days, Wellntel sensors… Read more »

Understanding the Telemetry Module on your Wellntel Dashboard

The Telemetry Module is a useful tool to ensure successful start up and to support troubleshooting, need be. Here is what you’re looking at, and how to use the information: Things to look for: Healthy Telemetry Generally, entries from both the Gateway and the Sensor should be listed, without duplicates. The Gateway, once up and… Read more »

What’s on a typical Wellntel Groundwater Information Dashboard?

Wondering what’s on a typical Wellntel Groundwater Information Dashboard and what can you do with it? Organize your wells into sites. View the groundwater levels in your wells on a continuous, zoomable time series chart. View your wells on a map. Compare trends in your well to the area around you. Monitor your Wellntel Sensor’s battery… Read more »

Can I set a fixed IP address for my Wellntel Gateway?

Wellntel Gateway

Yes, you can, but be confident in your networking understanding and skills before you try. First, why would I need to do this? Network settings are configurable on the Wellntel Gateway, for networks where a fixed IP address, or other fixed settings, are required. A PC, with the correct drivers installed and a USB Virtual… Read more »

How do I zoom in on my Wellntel groundwater chart?

Wellntel Zoom

Click and drag to zoom in anywhere on your groundwater chart to zoom in. It works both in the horizontal and vertical scales, and you can study weeks, days, or individual pumping events (if you have installed the Pump Performance Kit.) Zoom out by clicking on the Reset Zoom button. Here’s how: *Note: if you’re… Read more »

SensorLink Software

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SensorBuddy is a free PC application intended for use with Wellntel Sensors to enable remote start-up, collection of readings, subsequent upload of collected readings to the Wellntel Cloud, and eventually, Sensor software updates. SensorBuddy is useful as an alternative to a Wellntel Gateway, when Internet connectivity is not available but a Wellntel Sensor is being used… Read more »