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May 19, 2017

SWIIM signs continue to pop up in California and Colorado

2017-05-19T10:05:34-06:00May 19, 2017|

With new clients signing up each month for @swiimsystem services, our signs continue to pop up throughout Southern/Central California, as well as Colorado.Nothing like a sunset over a SWIIM-monitored field... one of our latest clients, with telemetry in the background.

May 17, 2017

SWIIM Upgrades An Open-Channel Sensor Array

2017-05-17T10:07:33-06:00May 17, 2017|

SWIIM is regularly updating its suite of offerings - software, instrumentation and remote sensing.  Working in multiple regions, for every type of irrigation method keeps our R&D department busy, to say the least. Recently, we made an upgrade to one of our open-channel measurement solutions.The system is entirely wireless and connects to the SWIIM cloud without wires - [...]

May 15, 2017

SWIIM Entertains Visitors From All Over The World

2017-05-15T10:09:54-06:00May 15, 2017|

Although our focus is currently the western US, SWIIM has the honor of entertaining visitors from all over the globe.  Interest has come to us from the UK, Australia, Canada and Brazil, just to name a few.  Below are a few site tour pictures from a recent visit from a large grower in Brazil to [...]

May 01, 2017

New Weir Method Under Consideration

2017-05-01T10:13:15-06:00May 01, 2017|

SWIIM is compatible with surface delivered water, groundwater (pipe) or a combination of both sources on one, or multiple fields. We adjust our deployment work based upon local needs.  An example of a new weir configuration we are looking to use in an open-channel application in Southern California. It appears to be sleek and easy to deploy on certain sites.SWIIM works [...]

Apr 28, 2017

Inside Look at SWIIM Master Control

2017-04-28T10:15:13-06:00Apr 28, 2017|

A rare, inside sneak peak at SWIIM's Master Control - watching flow, water consumption and cumulative water balances/ET on a series of client's fields.  See what a water budget analyst sees. ? Our quality assurance team monitors data near-real time.  The system processes data automatically, but if alarm conditions are triggered, we have humans available to [...]

Apr 26, 2017

Continued Deployments in Imperial

2017-04-26T10:17:37-06:00Apr 26, 2017|

We don't find a lack of interest in its planning, management and reporting services in this region.  Our latest deployments include small and large growing operations alike - all of whom are looking for better ag water management tools.  Being the crop-water budget accountants that we are, we are more than willing to assist.It takes a [...]

Apr 24, 2017

New Colorado Deployments (our backyard)

2017-04-24T10:25:41-06:00Apr 24, 2017|

We are returning to Colorado, deploying in San Luis Valley.Site surveying of regional weather stations... we'll use calibrated data, plus additional in-field equipment to balance the water budget.In addition to pipe flows, we may have a weir to work on...Next, we plan to head back north towards our "back yard" where SWIIM was born (Northern Colorado). Next, [...]

Apr 20, 2017

Deployments Head To South San Joaquin Valley

2017-04-20T10:32:20-06:00Apr 20, 2017|

Our team heads to a much needed region to begin bringing our water accounting services - crop-water budget planning, monitoring and auditing.A combination of pipe and open-channel flow sensing, alongside consumption via climate and remote sensed data. When we go to a region, we always add/augment to equipment already there. An example: a weather station we [...]

Apr 19, 2017

Commentary: What Did We Learn from the CA Drought?

2017-04-19T10:35:54-06:00Apr 19, 2017|

This commentary was published in the Sacramento Bee on April 13, 2017. Governor Jerry Brown has declared the drought over. What did we learn over five years of drought that that could help us better manage the next one? The drought brought some hard lessons and gave us a glimpse into a challenging future. Record [...]

Apr 11, 2017

New Clients in Palo Verde – Colorado River

2017-04-11T12:14:56-06:00Apr 11, 2017|

New deployments in the works in Palo Verdo - valuable Colorado River water rights.Open-channel water flow, plus climatic and remote sensed consumption data provides for a comprehensive ag water management planning tool-set.This site is under construction...Ready to monitor... and integrated with other in-field and remote-sensed data to provide a comprehensive field/crop-level water budget analysis, easy to [...]