Great news! The third flood monitor on the Alyth Burn, which we announced in the August issue of the Alyth Voice, has now been installed and connected to the internet.
It’s at Mill of Fyal way up the Bamff Road and will give Alythians earlier warning of possible flood waters coming down the Burn.
ADT has paid for the new monitor and worked with Alyth Community Support Group and the Scottish Flood Forum to decide where best to install it.
The sensor is now working alongside two other monitors, one at Bridge of Tully at the upper end of the Den and the original one at the Packhorse Bridge. They all measure the height of the water flowing past and send it to a number of displays fitted in properties in the town, giving extra early warning about rising floodwaters.
Anyone can see the current level of water flowing past the new sensor by going to https://map.rivertrack.org/location/alyth-burn-mill-of-fyal. The other two sensors are at https://map.rivertrack.org/location/alyth-burn-bridge-of-tully and https://map.rivertrack.org/location/alyth-burn-alyth.
Picture shows Gary Martin of RiverTrack installing the sensor at the Bridge of Tully. Gary designed the sensor system and set up RiverTrack to work with the SFF. There are now more than 20 RiverTrack sensors installed on rivers across Scotland and northern England.