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AutoSalt Installations

AutoSalt Installations

I’ve been meaning to put together a photo gallery of installations.  So here it is (if the stand looks off-kilter, it’s just the photographer and not the stand).  Please note that Rating Curves have not been developed for all sites.  Where RCs are presented, they are the most recent RC from the Salt Portal, and may contain only a few days of data, or a few years.  Where multiple rating curves have been developed over time, a more elaborate figure is presented.  All sites are a bit different and we will work with you to find the best solution for your site, including finding a local supplier of tank and the best telemetry solution.

Martelltal in the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Italy (2020)

Markus is stirring the pot here with 24 other international TUM students, Michael, Florentin, Brenda, and Dr Gabriele Chiogna, third from right, top row with a classic Italian hand gesture.

Michael and Florentin pose with their newly installed AutoSalt in the Italian Alps.

Downstream Right Bank Gauge site and Conductivity probe.

Martelltal RC so far


Finstertal in North Tirol, Austria (2020)

Michael is the head of Health & Safety and here’s he’s demonstrating the effect of a high voltage electric fence.

Creek PT and injection site

Downstream mixing reach.

MacKay Creek at Montroyal Boulevard (08GA061), North Vancouver, B.C. Canada (2020)

Lyssa blends in with her surroundings and the LB DS T-HRECS

2m Physical Distance AutoSalt Installation

Upstream Probe to monitor BGECT

Injection System

AutoSalt system showing tank and injection system (left) and control box (grey, right)

MacKay Rating Curve Sep 17, 2020

Harvey Creek at Lion’s Bay, B.C. Canada (2019)

Dr. Steven Weijs Happy with his new AutoSalt system with LTE Modem capability, then slowly realizing he has been replaced by a stick.

Harvey Creek RC Sep 17, 2020

Winchie Creek near Tofino, B.C. Canada (2019)

Winchie Creek Injection site looking downstream. The injection system injects into the tailrace flow, which then mixes with the mainstem flow and the T-HRECS are installed further downstream to measure the total flow in the Mainstem+Tailrace

Winchie Creek Powerhouse. This is a compliance monitoring site where the salt is injected into the tailrace, but the total flow is measured downstream of the confluence with the mainstem.

Dan Valliquette Crooning Softly by Firelight 

First storm to come through and AutoSalt Injections. Recorded on Unidata Neon Sat Telemetry

Resulting Winchie Creek RC developed in Salt Portal from first storm

Lowhee Creek near Barkerville, B.C. Canada

Injection site looking upstream

Downstream EC.T Measurement sites on LB and RB. These eventually were covered with sediment, not a great site.

At this site, the AutoSalt measurements were able to track the changing hydraulic control over time. So far, 5 RCs have been developed a Grade B rating achieve. Grade A was not possible due to the nature of the mobile bed.  Normally a mobile bed sounds like an intriguing invention, but not in the case of hydrometrics.  Compare to the scatter seen in the Flow Tracker 2019 measurements.

Horizons Regional Council installation at Kumeti Teruhunga, New Zealand (2018)

Installation of Injection Tank at Kumeti Teruhunga

Kumeti Teruhunga DS site showing the LB and RB SDI-12 T-HRECS EC.T probes. These are connected to Campbell Scientific telemetry.

NIWA Rollergate Station, New Zealand (2018)

Rollergate Injection site. The 500 L tank and plumbing was sourced locally. The AutoSalt pressure transducer is housed in the existing stilling well.  All telemetry is via satellite UniData NRT

Rollergate Injection Site

Rollergate Rating Curve

WSC Nordic Creek at the Outlet of Nordic Glacier (08NB020) near Golden B.C. Canada (2018)

Nordic Glacier and Creek Catchment

Aerial view of Nordic Creek AutoSalt installation

Nordic Creek Injection site

The points Post July 18, 2018 and Post Aug 10,2018 represent two independent RCs developed from AutoSalt Points. WSC Measurements as triangles.

University of Saskatchewan Peyto Glacier, near Canmore, AB, Canada (2018)

Eric Courtin and I at Peyto Glacier injections site.


Peyto Glacier injection site looking downstream

Two RCs were defined in 2018 for the Peyto site.  This was a very difficult site with significant storage between the injection point and the only downstream point where complete mixing occurred.

Culliton Creek Injection Station, near Squamish B.C. Canada (2016)

Culliton Creek Injection Station

Culliton Creek showing RC prior to installation of AutoSalt (ARDRC005.1) and after (ARDRC006)

Wedge Creek near Whistler, B.C. Canada (2016)

Wedge Creek injection site looking upstream

Wedge Creek AutoSalt points

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