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Rainfall Monitoring

The Kandiyohi SWCD operates a Rainfall Monitoring Program throughout the county. Rain Gauges are read and recorded daily by our volunteers.  At the end of each month our volunteers submit their readings to the SWCD.  The SWCD then submits the data records to the statewide archives maintained by the State Climatology Office.

The information is recorded in a database that is used to graph averages at the state Climatology Office. This information is used for lake level and stream flow predictions, tracking drought conditions, predicting future weather conditions, and for basic knowledge. This data has been proven to be helpful at the local and statewide levels. 

We currently have a number of rain gauge monitors, but continue to seek volunteers.  We provide the official rain gauges and data sheets free of charge.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer of the Rainfall Monitoring Program, please contact us. 

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Photo by Henry Reges