Every millimeter (.039 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. Also, it is anticipated that additional gauges will be added to provide more coverage of the City. This network can send emergency alerts via text messaging and/or email for heavy rainfall. If you would like to receive these alerts, please send your request with your email address and/or cell phone number to Ed Schenk at email Edward Schenk.
For more information about this gauge network and access to historic data, contact Ed Schenk at 928-213-2470 or email Edward Schenk.
These gauges are part of the much larger Arizona Statewide Flood Warning and Drought Monitoring network. Most of the Schultz Fire area (east side of the San Francisco Peaks) 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. For more information about this network please visit their website at Arizona Flood Warning System.