There is an end to an era of manual data collection. After nine decades of River Gage Readers, and Art Denkmann serving three of these decades, it now comes to an end.
Just a few years shy of being a century old, the collection of data by gage reader observations on the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Mo., comes to an end. This river gage has been in place since March of 1933. Throughout the years tourists, locals, and navigation interests have passed by this river front gage which now has been officially replaced with a Data Collection Platform system.