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NE Rain Program

NERain Rain GaugeTri-Basin NRD is looking for volunteers to record rain gauge readings at their home, farm, or place of business. TBNRD has joined 12 other NRDs across the state to develop a rain gauge data collection network.

The NRD hopes to recruit at least one volunteer from each of Tri-Basin's 45 townships to record and transmit rainfall and snowfall data. The information provided by each volunteer will be used for local, state, and national weather forecasts and climate modeling.

Selected volunteers will receive a free rain gauge furnished by Tri-Basin NRD and funded by a grant from the Nebraka Environmental Trust. These gauges are quality instruments approved by the National Weather Service. If you are interested in participating in the volunteer rain gauge reader program, please contact Esther Smith, TBNRD NE Rain Coordinator, by email at or by phone at 1-877-995-6688.


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