“Nunca choveu que non escampara” consists of the design of a prototype station that controls the flow and level of water at specific points in the water basin of the area to be monitored. Developed with Arduino, it allows monitoring critical situations caused by these natural disasters and, in this way, warns when the situation of torrents and streams approaches risk levels and can lead to flooding.
In addition, our project also investigates the geographic and geological aspects that imply a higher risk of flooding for a specific area. To this end, an algorithm has been developed to predict the level of risk in a given catchment area.This is how I came up with the idea for this project:
We live in A Coruña, Galicia, in Ponteceso, a town built over the marshes of the river Anllóns, consequently, every time the level of the river rises, the town floods. We want to keep the population warned and alerted to the risk of flooding in order to reduce its effects.