July 28, 2019

This July, we returned to our Kentucky WRP site to download the data from HOBO loggers. We also installed our custom-built low-cost real-time logger at this site. We plan on using this sensor to remotely monitor floods and high flows. During our visit, we experienced bankfull flows due to a heavy downpour the day before our trip. The video below documents the installation trip. This project is funded by NRCS and TN...

July 28, 2019

Our research team developed low-cost realtime water level sensors using commodity IoT devices. We recently installed our sensors along the rivers in the Falling Water River watershed. The video below documents the installation. This project is funded by USGS 104B through the UT Water Resources Research Center.

March 27, 2019

Our research team installed the water level loggers in our study site in Kentucky, in March 2019. The objective of this trip was to install HOBO loggers at selected locations and monitor the water levels in the stream and the bankfull flows in the wetland. The video below documents the installation trip. This project is funded by NRCS and TNC.

August 30, 2018

This summer, we partnered with Dr. Guido Cervone and his graduate student Courtney Jackson, of Penn State University, to use UAVs to measure streamflow along few rivers in Tennessee. We visited Obion River in Western Tennessee and conducted several tests. Afterwards, we conducted similar tests on Cumberland River and Caney Fork River in Middle Tennessee. The following compiles all our tests and measurements.

April 28, 2017

Floating Eagle” is a remotely controlled boat designed to perform bathymetric survey using side imaging sonar. Bathymetric survey is used to map the river and lake beds, which are then ingested into topographic surveys to improve hydrologic and hydraulic models. Our Floating Eagle will be used in both research and teaching projects and for all our river survey projects throughout Tennessee including Falling Water...

October 22, 2016

On October 19th, Dr. Kalyanapu took his GIS and Hydrology Classes to Obion River to perform stream flow measurements and channel survey. Students used USGS top-set wading rods for measuring flow velocities (and will calculate flow using velocity-area method) and performed Total Station and Sonar Survey on the South Fork Obion River.

They also visited the West Tennessee River Basin Authority (WTRBA) in Humboldt, TN,...

October 4, 2016

As a part of CEE 4420/5420 Engineering Hydrology Course, four Civil & Environmental Students: Mitchell, Will, Austin and Daniel performed bathymetric survey of City Lake, in the city of Cookeville. They used a Sonar device from Dr. Thanos Papanicolaou's Hydraulics and Sedimentation Lab at UT-Knoxville. A YouTube video of their exercise can be seen below.

August 6, 2016

In early August of 2016, TechWARMS researchers teamed up with Dr. Greg Nail, UT Martin and conducted a Field Trip to collect river bathymetry data and streamflow measurement along several locations in the Obion River System. Figure 1 below shows the sites that were scheduled to be visited. Over a 4-day period August 3-6th, over 8 sites were visited mainly in the North, Middle and South Forks of Obion River.In addit...

July 12, 2016

We are having a very productive summer. As a part of a TDEC funded project, TechWARMS is actively engaged in establishing flow monitoring stations along the Falling Water River. Undergraduate researchers Caleb Stuber and Chris Kaczmarek are working with Dr. K on this project. Here are some videos from our site visits that show some aspects of the project.

July 12, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Alfred Kalyanapu. Recently Dr. Kalyanapu received the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award for professional excellence from his alma mater, National Institute of Technology, Warangal. The award included a citation presenting his accomplishments, a ceremonial shawl and a commemorative silver plate.

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