Environment Agency builds new technology into rain monitoring network

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During recent trials conducted by the Environment Agency (EA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), in cooperation with the UK Met Office, OTT Hydrometry’s Pluvio2 raingauge exceeded the target performance requirements of the assessment and over 100 units have now been purchased by the EA. As a result, the quality of monitoring data will be improved and the cost of running the more remote sites will be significantly reduced because site visits are only necessary once or twice per year, instead of approximately quarterly, which is the typical frequency undertaken for tipping bucket raingauges by the EA..

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