The data and results of this thesis and the synthesis of other projects on the topic <monitoring of suspended sediments in Austria> serve to produce a guide for measuring suspended sediments. Within the scope of this thesis, suspended sediment samples from the measuring points Gisingen/III and Lustenau/Rhein were gathered in the summer of 2006. These samples were filtered in the laboratories of the Environmental Institute of Vorarlberg and gravimetrically analysed on their suspended sediment concentration. Furthermore, the measuring points were equipped with optical turbidity sensors. Gathering the samples near the optical turbidity sensors enabled the calibration of the turbidity data to actual suspended sediment content. Suspended sediment samples, once distributed over the measurement cross-section, determine average suspended sediment concentration. These cross profiles were obtained through both multipoint and integration samples. The suspended sediment load concentration on the banks and in cross profile serves as the basis to determine probe and cross profile values. These assessments were subsequently used to calculate the turbidity values of the probes in medium suspended sediment contents. This enabled the quantification of the suspended sediment loads with the converted values of the optical turbidity sensors. The substantial advantage of this method is, that the suspended sediment load from the continuously available turbidity values can be assessed by determining the conversion and correction factors.