NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (NOVEMBER 20, 2015) — Installation of a water level and rain gauge early warning system in areas predisposed to flooding on Nevis began earlier this week. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project will also see the installation of two rain gauge systems on the island.
The project is being undertaken through the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) which has contracted the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) for the implementation.
Installation of the first water level radar station and rain gauge system at Bath Stream began on on November 18, 2015. The second set will be installed at Nisbet Plantation. In addition, rain gauge systems will be installed at Stoney Grove and Morgan Estate. (more…)