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Watershed Tender

Control equipment to regulate waterflow and water level in reservoirs.

What does a Watershed Tender do?

Controls equipment to regulate waterflow and water level in reservoirs: Turns valves and pulls levers to regulate waterflow through aqueduct and floodgates. Reads gauges and meters to control specified waterflow, water levels, and water pressure in reservoir. Records data, such as water level, turbidity, temperature, and flow rate. Lubricates and performs minor repairs to equipment, using handtools. Patrols area to detect property damage and to prevent trespassing. May tend heating apparatus to prevent freezing of valves and gates. May add chemicals to water to retard organic growth such as algae.