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Real time rainfall monitoring for Eyre Peninsula

News release
10 May 2017

Rainfall across Eyre Peninsula can now be observed in real time following the addition of telemetry to a number of rainfall stations across the region.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources’ Water Resources Monitoring Unit and the Bureau of Meteorology manages a number of telemetered pluviometers across Eyre Peninsula.

Community members now have access to real-time and historic rainfall data through the Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula’s website. Rainfall data is uploaded hourly, with a historic record of daily rainfall also available for each site through WaterConnect.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer Ben Smith highlighted the value of this data.

“Members of the community will be able to view exactly how much rain has fallen in places like Coffin Bay, Sleaford, Koppio and Polda as it happens by simply visiting our website.”

“This data also assists the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board manage surface water and groundwater resources on Eyre Peninsula.”

“While rainfall is not used to calculate annual water allocations as part of the Water Allocation Plan, it does provide a reliable estimate of the rain that falls within the recharge areas of our Prescribed Wells Areas”

More information on Eyre Peninsula's groundwater and surface water can be found here.

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer

(08) 8688 3243