Rain Gauge Network
Access Rain Gauge NetworkThe city's rain gauge network can be accessed by visiting Mission Communications and entering:
- Username: [email protected]
- Password: rainfall1
Site Navigation Tips
- Once you are logged in to the webpage, go to the folders on the left-hand side of the webpage.
- Open data, then rainfall. Under the rainfall folder, view the table to see the most recent data for all the gauges.
- Click on a particular gauge to see historic data (click on "Last 12 Months" or "All Data" at the top of the page).
- To see daily totals, click on calendar under the rainfall folder.
Rain Gauge Network Facts
- Gauge Type
- The gauges are tipping bucket style gauges with a solar-powered transmitter that utilizes the digital control channel of the cellular communications network to transmit the data to a webpage in 15-minute increments when it has rained at least 0.01 inches in that 15-minute period. The data transmission is near real time, displaying on the webpage with an approximate 3 to 5 minute delay. The gauges report in once / day when no rainfall has occurred.
- Number of Gauges
- 36 (20 gauges were installed in 2006 and an additional 18 installed in 2011)
Current and Potential Uses
- Establishing long-term rainfall data for statistical analysis
- Evaluating flooding from individual storm events
- Evaluating Infiltration/Inflow and sanitary sewer overflows
- Potentially improving flood warning system response time in the urban area
- Potentially issuing flood warnings for specific watersheds and streams
- Providing rainfall data for the City's MS4 Permit Monitoring Program
- Public education/outreach tool at schools with gauges and for the general public