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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rain Gauge/Barrel Report For 2012


2012 04 17          set up rain barrels
2012 04 17          put out rain gauge
2012 04 27          .60"          2 barrels
2012 05 03          barrels are empty
2012 05 26          .60"          2 barrels
2012 06 01          .90           1 1/2 barrels [clog in downspout]
2012 06 10          barrels are empty
2012 06 15          .55"          3 barrels FULL
2012 06 16          .22"          3 barrels FULL
2012 06 24          barrels are empty
2012 07 01          .05"          1/2 barrel
2012 07 01          barrels are empty
2012 07 08          .02"          1/4 barrel
2012 07 10          barrels are empty
2012 08 01          .05"          1/2 barrel
2012 08 02          barrels are empty
2012 08 03          .03"          1/3 barrel
2012 08 03          barrels are empty
2012 08 14          .60"          2 1/3 barrels
2012 08 24          1.00"        3 barrels FULL
2012 08 25          2.00"        3 barrels FULL
2012 08 26          .12"          3 barrels FULL
2012 09 07          .30"         2 1/3 barrels
2012 09 16          .60"         2 1/2 barrels
2012 09 26          .15"         2 1/2 barrels
2012 10 01          .10"         2 1/2 barrels
2012 10 09          took in rain gauge
2012 10 23          stored rain barrels for winter


*each rain barrel can hold 75 gallons of water.
**I am continually using water from the rain barrels.

4 comments:

  1. I admire your use of rain barrels, very important in this day and age, and something that the doughts here in the UK are forcing us to do.

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  2. I love saving rain water---it doesn't "shock" those plants like the icy water from the well does in the summer. I've got two large stock tanks placed under the two valleys in my roof. It only takes a 1/3" water to fill them--amazing!

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  3. Fingers crossed for rain here today!

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  4. I bought my first rain barrel last night. I have wanted to purchase one for a long time. I am so excited to have it!

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