US section of International Boundary Commission selects Sutron for US-Mexico water resource project

Sutron Corporation has been awarded a $279,700 contract by the US-Mexico International Boundary and Water Commission to modernize a hydrological data collection network.

STERLING, Va., Oct. 30, 2001 — Sutron Corporation has been awarded a $279,700 Phase I contract by the US-Mexico International Boundary and Water Commission to modernize the existing hydrological data collection network for the Hydrographic Data Collection Rehabilitation Project.

A $230,000 contract for Phase II will be awarded in the near future.

By Treaty, the international land boundary between the United States and Mexico extends over 1,952 miles, westward from the mouth of the Rio Grande River on the Gulf of Mexico to just upstream of El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, westward along the New Mexico-Chihuahua and Arizona-Sonora state boundaries to the Colorado River, thence along the California-Baja California state boundary to the Pacific Ocean.

The Hydrographic Data Collection Rehabilitation Project's objective is to improve the timeliness and reliability of data collection and provide real-time data that will improve efficiencies in international water accounting, water deliveries, flood operations, and drought management.

In Phase I Sutron will enhance and replace the existing telemetry system for most of the Rio-Grande Basin. Phase II will address acquisition, installation, and implementation of equipment along the remaining portions of the Rio Grande and along the Western Boundary streams including the Lower Colorado River, Tijuana River, and Whitewater Draw.

Sutron is a major supplier of real-time environmental remote monitoring and control systems for U.S. Federal Agencies, including the US Geological Survey, the National Ocean Service, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Weather Service.

For 26 years Sutron has designed and manufactured environmental monitoring and communication equipment that operates unattended in remote, inhospitable places, under the most extreme conditions on the planet.

With over 25,000 environmental monitoring stations presently in operation globally, Sutron is a major worldwide supplier of real-time data collection systems that include telemetry, sensors, and data management software.

To learn more about Sutron and its products, visit the web site (www.sutron.com).

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