Canada’s Instrumentation Leader Since 1946.
Using soil moisture data to estimate bioretention swale infiltration patterns and performance
Soil moisture sensors were installed in two bioretention swales at the IMAX corporate office to assess performance and determine if the swales are meeting design criteria. The sensors are resilient to winter conditions and can inform infiltration patterns year-round. Both bioretention swales had shallow and deep soil moisture and soil temperature sensors installed in the upstream and the downstream sides of the feature. Soil moisture monitoring took place for a year and a half.