The SediMeter™ is a sediment monitoring instrument useful for measuring siltation from sediment spill around dredging sites, or to detect erosion. The third generation SediMeter is also available in a version with a built-in sensor cleaner.
Siltation consists of elevated near-bed sediment concentration (turbidity), and sediment accumulation on the bottom. The SediMeter continuously measures both turbidity and sediment level! A further benefit is that siltation can be detected in virtually real time, so that mitigating measures can be taken before permanent harm occurs.