As part of NYSERDAs efforts to safely manage the Western New York Nuclear Service Center (WNYNSC), a suite of meteorological instruments was installed at the State-Licensed Disposal Area (SDA) at West Valley during the 2010 field season. In 2011, NYSERDA installed a river gauging station on Buttermilk Creek near the confluence with Cattaraugus Creek. The data generated from these instruments will support a number of activities, including assisting in NYSERDA’s day-to-day management of the SDA and WNYNSC, and evaluating stream flow, site erosion processes and weather and climate trends.
The meteorological instruments measure wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, and total precipitation, including amounts and intensities of rain, snow and hail. The river gauge records the level of Buttermilk Creek. The systems are equipped with a cellular modem for remote monitoring and a backup battery to ensure data collection when AC power is disrupted.
Please direct inquiries to the station manager: Lee Gordon, Ph.D., Geologist, NYSERDA West Valley Site Management Program. Ph. 716.942.9960 x. 4963, email: LMG@NYSERDA.ORG
SDA Meteorological Station at 10/22/14 1:40AM
Thomas Corners Bridge at 10/22/14 2:00AM
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NYSERDA gives no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, utility, or completeness of this information. The user of this system assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this information. NYSERDA shall not be held liable for any use of the data described or information contained on these pages.