Access Rain Gauge Network
The city's rain gauge network can be accessed by visiting Mission Communications and entering:
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
- The equipment cost was jointly funded by a grant from Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, and funding from stormwater engineering, Wastewater services, and Greene County Resource Management. The ongoing annual service fee cost is shared by stormwater engineering and clean water services.
- 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