Precipitation Observing Program
rain gage details
At the start of the 'Backyard Rain Gauge Project' in 1970, the vendor for the 4-inch plastic 'all weather'
rain gauge was selected to be 'Lake Region Rehabilitation Industries' in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
Today, the Board of Soil and Water Resources (for the Soil and Water Conservation Districts) as well as
Future Farmers of America still purchase their gauges from the same company, now called Productive Alternatives.
The company can be reached by mail at
Productive Alternatives, Inc.
1205 North Tower Road
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
or by phone at 218-736-5668 for voice or FAX at 218-736-2541. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org
State Climatology Office, MNDNR
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