Story: Water resources

Farm rain gauge

Farm rain gauge

Rain gauges work very simply – rainwater enters through an opening in the top and collects in the container. Marks on the side show how many millimetres of rain have fallen since it was last emptied.

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Photograph by Allan Gillingham

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Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - The hydrological cycle', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18153/farm-rain-gauge (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, published 24 Nov 2008