May 16, 2019

Nebraska DNR Selects New Water Data Management Partner

The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources will partner with Aquatic Informatics to help modernize gaging program data

The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources will partner with Aquatic Informatics to help modernize gaging program data

Aquatic Informatics has announced that the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has selected the Aquarius Platform for its Stream Gaging Program data.

Over the last few years, the extreme flooding events have stirred a desire to improve the availability of the data from the network, according to Aquatic Informatics. This new platform provides a reliable data management solution to the DNR’s issue. This adoption coincides with updates being made to stream gauging equipment.

“We are very excited to work alongside Nebraska as they modernize their processes, infrastructure and tools related to their Stream Gaging Program,” said Ed Quilty, President and CEO of Aquatic Informatics. “They selected Aquatic Informatics as their partner to provide them with the reliability and dependability they need to manage their critical water resources data, as we have provided to water agencies around the world.”

According to Aquatic Informatics, the Nebraska DNR is responsible for managing the state’s water resources through partnerships, cooperation and science-based decision making. It operates and maintains a stream gaging network of more than 250 gaging sites. The network is made of 110 continuous stream gages and 120 canal gages.

“The AQUARIUS Platform comes very highly recommended from our neighboring states and colleagues across the country,” said James Williams, Stream Gaging & Nebraska Rain Engineer. “We were very excited to partner with Aquatic Informatics with their track record of rating efficiencies, improved workflow performance, robust editing tools, and audit trail. Their partnership with the USGS combined with their track record of reliability and dependability will help us to modernize our processes and overcome past performance issues. In addition to our process improvements and technology enhancements, we are certain that this investment in our Stream Gaging program will result in increased efficiencies for the state of Nebraska.”

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