The One-Two Punch!

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The One-Two Punch!

A lesser known effect of wildfires is the permanent changes that can be caused to watershed areas. This can be land movements, loss of sediment filtering vegetation, and ash production. Ash swept into tributaries and reservoirs can feed algae responsible for production of cyanobacteria. Officials in Oregon expect this year’s unprecedented wildfires to cause turbidity problems for local utilities as well as increased source water temperature, both of which are known causes for harmful algae blooms.

Satelytics’ utility and watershed customers gather aerial imagery after fire events to quantify infrastructure and environmental damage. Our AI algorithms process in the infrared wavelengths to provide alerts, alarms, detections, and measurements, to immediate threats and challenges without putting employees in harm’s way.

Satelytics’ turbidity measurement (NTU).

Satelytics’ turbidity measurement (NTU).

These outputs can be sourced from one set of data where assets overlap and include:

Electric Utilities

  • Condition of power poles and transmission towers
  • Trees down in ROW and speciation
  • Tree height and canopy measurements
  • Bare soil and vegetation re-growth
  • Land movements
  • Heat as an indication of asset trouble
  • Turbidity (NTU)
  • Sediment loading and TSS (mg/L)
  • Nutrient loading: cyanobacteria, phosphorous, chlorophyll-a (PPB)
  • Surface land and Water temperature
  • Shoreline erosions
  • Metals concentration
  • Remediation and rehabilitation assessments to effectiveness

Water/Wastewater

  • Turbidity (NTU)
  • Sediment loading and TSS (mg/L)
  • Nutrient loading: cyanobacteria, phosphorous, chlorophyll-a (PPB)
  • Surface land and Water temperature
  • Shoreline erosions
  • Metals concentration
  • Remediation and rehabilitation assessments to effectiveness
Satelytics’ vegetation algorithms.

Satelytics’ vegetation algorithms.

As the seasons change, wildfire disaster response will fade away and begin to focus on rebuilding of infrastructure. However, for our watershed customers the response is only just beginning. Contact us today to see how our tools can help you provide the highest quality product to your constituents!

Satelytics Inc., www.satelytics.com is a cloud-based geospatial analytics software suite. Multi or hyper-spectral imagery is gathered from satellites, UAV, planes, and fixed cameras, and processed to provide both alerts and qualitative results for our customers. Data can be gathered on up to a daily basis and results sent to customers in hours. This includes the specific problem, location, magnitude, and even qualitative information, which minimize cost, impact, and operational disruption for our clients.

Toledo, OH – October 14, 2020. For more information, contact David Dunham, ddunham@satelytics.com, (o) (419) 728 0060 extension #101, (c) (701) 213 0294.

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