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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Rain Gauge/Barrel Report For 2013


2013 04 04          set up rain barrels
2013 04 04          put out rain gauge
2013 04 08          0.10"     1/2 barrel
--drained rain barrel and turned it over so it won't collect water during predicted freezes
--brought in rain gauge
2013 04 24          set up rain barrels again
2013 04 24          put out rain gauge again
2013 05 01          0.12"     1/2 barrel
--drained rain barrel and turned it over so it won't collect water during predicted freezes
--brought in rain gauge
2013 05 03          set up rain barrels again
2013 05 03          put out rain gauge again
2013 05 07          0.12"     3/4 barrel
2013 05 08          0.62"     2 1/4 barrels
2013 05 09          0.60"     3 barrels FULL
2013 05 18          0.08"     3 barrels FULL
2013 05 19          0.05      3 barrels FULL
2013 06 01          0.45"     3 barrels FULL
2013 06 05          0.33"     3 barrels FULL
2013 06 08          0.05"     3 barrels FULL
2013 06 15          0.10"     2 3/4 barrels
2013 06 16          0.50"     3 barrels FULL
2013 06 17          1.15"      3 barrels FULL
2013 06 18          0.28"      3 barrels FULL
2013 06 25          0.05"      3 barrels FULL
2013 07 07          0.30"      2 1/2 barrels
2013 07 20          0.32"      2 1/2 barrels
2013 07 26          1.60"      3 barrels FULL
2013 07 28          2.50"      3 barrels FULL
2013 07 29          0.70"      3 barrels FULL
2013 07 31          0.10"      3 barrels FULL
2013 08 08          0.30"      3 barrels FULL
2013 08 13          0.08"      3 barrels FULL
2013 08 23          0.10"      2 3/4 barrels
2013 09 01          0.10"      2 1/2 barrels
2013 09 15          0.15       3 barrels FULL
2013 09 17          0.55"      3 barrels FULL
2013 09 28          0.80"      3 barrels FULL
--disconnected rain barrels from each other leaving just one to collect water    
2013 10 11          0.45"      1 barrel FULL
2013 10 14          0.15"      1 barrel FULL
2013 10 18          0.30"      1 barrel FULL
--rain barrels drained and turned over for winter
2013 10 30         0.05"
2013 11 04         brought in rain gauge

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

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2 comments:

  1. Late last year we made one rain barrel and put it in place. The only problem I found is that I can't really run a hose and water from it because there isn't enough pressure. So I fill my watering can and water my pots.

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    1. I have to use a watering can or bucket too. I just consider it a good weight training.

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