Monitor the water situation and anticipate risks
Hydrological monitoring, that is, the monitoring of the water situation, has been one of the most frequently asked topics in the environment.fi service. Now all monitoring services are available in the waterinfo.fi service, which you can access directly through the links on this page.
Water level and discharge
The most frequently used monitoring services are related to the water levels and discharge increases of lakes and rivers. The groundwater situation and the development of soil moisture are also topics that are frequently asked about.
Share your observations
You can also participate in the monitoring by sharing your observations on, for example, the water situation, blue-green algae or the drying of a well on vesi.fi. Water level observations benefit the owners of shore properties. Ice skaters, skiers and owners of large halls are often interested in snow load or the ice condition.
Winter monitoring services
Monitoring snow load helps to anticipate the likelihood of structural risks in large-frame halls and other similar buildings. Monitoring the ice situation mainly provides a computational estimate of ice thickness at the national level and point observations. Local ice situations always require a specific examination.
Topics in the summer
Monitoring is based on cooperation
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and ELY Centres monitor the development of water, flood and drought situation together with the Finnish Meteorological Institute at the Flood Centre, which provides versatile services not only for experts but also for everyone who is interested. More about the Flood Centre (waterinfo.fi)