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Digitalized Groundwater Measuring Station System
In the last ten years, Croatia records an increased number of dried oaks. Due to the adverse effect of rainwater and groundwater, various pests, insects and caterpillars, the yield of forest seed is diminishing which is key in the renewal of oak forest areas.
Digitalized Groundwater Measuring Station System was developed within the project „Protecting the English Oak in the Hungary-Croatia cross-border region”. Project coordinator was forest company Mecsekerdő Zrt. from Hungary and project partner was Croatian Forest Ltd., Forest administration Našice (Croatia).
System contains information about the movement of water which is very important for oak and other native species in forests. Measuring Station System records groundwater oscillation and changes in pressure and registers new data every two hours. Forest managers can use this information for responding to the trend of decrease or increment of groundwater and timely respond to changes.
The main result of Oak protection project is the installament of cross border groundwater monitoring system, comprised of 50 stationary pipes, automatically recording groundwater and meteorological data.