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How to Install a Rain Gauge

Step 2: Mounting

Once you've found the perfect spot, it's time to place the rain gauge. For the State Water Survey rain gauge pictured in the upper left-hand corner of this page, there are two different mounting methods:

Ground Insertion: Firmly push the rain gauge into the ground, pointy-end first. Remember storm winds can be strong so be sure to push the gauge deep enough for it to stand upright in bad weather.

Surface Attachment: The easiest way to mount the rain gauge to wood is to nail it in place using the two mounting holes located on the bottom "stake" of the rain gauge.

Ta-da! You're done!

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Last Modified: April 13, 2010