Rainfall information is currently available for 16 sites: 7 locations within the City, 1 location at Upper Lake Mary, 1 at the City landfill, and at 7 sites within the Schultz Fire burned area.1
Every millimeter (.03937 inches) of rainfall triggers a radio transmission that is recorded on a base station computer at City Hall. This provides a record of the amount and the timing of the rainfall. The rainfall totals from the base station computer are uploaded to the web page every 5 minutes.
The City gauges have been located so that, in addition to rainfall, they can collect streamflow and water level information at critical flood monitoring locations. This information is not yet available on the web page, but it is anticipated that it will be in the future. Also, it is anticipated that additional gauges will be added to provide more coverage of the City. For more information about this gauge network contact Tom Hieb
These gauges are part of the much larger Arizona Statewide Flood Warning and Drought Monitoring network. For more information about this network please visit their website at Arizona Flood Warning System
1 The Schultz Fire rainfall gauges were installed and are maintained by the Arizona Department of Water Resources and Coconino County. Data from these gauges is courtesy of these agencies.