Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Science & Environmental Policy
Standard fog collectors (SFCs) that have been used all around were set up at two locations along the Monterey County coastline. The volume of water collected by the SFCs was measured periodically, either by hand or with a data logging tipping-bucket rain gauge. Measurements were carried out from June 26 until October 16 of 2005. The average collection rate at Fort Ord for the period of June 26 to July 22 was 0.08 L/m2/d. The average amount of water collected per day for the period of July 22 to October 16 was 1.17 L/m2/d at Glen Deven Ranch and 0.37 L/m2/d on Fort Ord. From these data I have calculated that a set-up of fifty 48-m2 large fog collectors (LFCs) at Glen Deven Ranch would produce 1,000,000 L a year. There is reason to believe that none of the collection rates obtain represents the maximum for this region as none of the collectors were at an elevation where moisture content of the air would be highest (397 m). Further study is needed.
Ruiz, Gregory, "Characterization of fog water collection potential at Fort Ord and Glen Deven Ranch near Big Sur" (2005). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 55.