All Levels of Expertise Welcome!

USGS Nevada Water Science Center | 2730 North Deer Run Road,
Carson City, NV 89701

SonTek is holding a free, one-day workshop on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, focusing on discharge data collection in rivers, streams and canals.

This will be a full day, chock-full of information relevant to environmental monitoring and water management. Application Engineers representing SonTek and Xylem's family of water monitoring instrumentation will hold both a classroom discussion and field demonstration on the latest in acoustic Doppler technology and data collection techniques. All knowledge levels are welcome. 

Space is limited to 45 registrants and we expect to reach capacity, so we highly recommend completing the registration form below as soon as possible. We will close registration Friday, May 11th. Materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Finally, because we would like to provide this opportunity to as many folks as possible, please register only if you are committed to attend (thank you!)

Workshop Schedule

8:00 – 8:30 am: Arrival and registration. Continental breakfast, coffee and assorted juices provided.

8:30 – 9:30 am: SonTek welcome and introductions. Flow monitoring overview and new innovations that take Doppler technology to the next level. How and when should acoustics be used? Data collection options in varying conditions. – SonTek Application Engineer, Dr. Xue Fan

9:30 – 10:30 am: What’s new environmental data collection instrumentation? Meet the new FlowTracker2 and other instruments in the SonTek and Xylem arsenal! – Xylem West Coast Sales Manager, Diego Davis

10:30 – 10:45 am: Break

10:45 – 11:30 am: Case-studies and water resource issues that impact monitoring today. – SonTek Application Engineer, Kevin Labbe

11:30 – Noon: Water Monitoring “Best Practices” and Regional Challenges/Solutions - Marsha Gipson, Northern Nevada Field Office Chief

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch

Outdoor Demonstration: Field Session

1:00 - 4:00 pm: Carson River gage station, located (map) within a short distance of the USGS Nevada Water Science Center. Focus of the outdoor segment include:

  • Site selection criteria
  • Setting up an index velocity station
  • RiverSurveyor measurements
  • Onsite QA/QC procedures
  • Interface with our application experts…tell us what your needs are! How can we help?
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Private meetings. Please email us if you would like to set up an appointment with one of our Application Specialists.

Example of USGS Nevada data collection operations on the Carson River.

Learn more about data collection success and challenges from other hydrologists and researchers working in the region.


NOTE: Mention of the USGS does not imply endorsement. We graciously thank the Nevada office for providing space to host this event.

Please provide us your contact information to confirm your reservation. If you have questions, would like to schedule a private meeting with one of our presenters, or need to cancel before the event, please email SonTek Marketing Communications Manager Christina Iarossi (

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