Tracking the rise and fall of levels in a given water body at various points will help to not only allow for early flood warnings in a region but also help to predict seasonal trends. This data could be used to correlate how the weather affects local ecosystems.
Oceans, rivers, lakes, streams have caused loss of life, excessive property damage and global economic devastation totalling over £1,388Bn, to date. The more rapidly the rise in water levels can be detected, the quicker the alerts can be given to those at risk.
High resolution, real-time monitoring helps to provide a resource for historic analysis but also gives up to the minute water levels at present, revealing the speed at which a water body has risen or fallen over a specified time span.