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We now stock rain gauges of three different sizes, the Australian RainMaxx Rain Gauge System, from 90ml to 150ml to the large 280ml rain gauge.

These are essential tools for gauging one’s rainfall when monitoring the establishment of a permaculture project. All sites need a rain gauge so that you can carefully assess the amount of rain that you get over a period of time.

In some of the more arid regions it is essential that you know how much rain occurs and how quickly that rain arrives as in some of the desert regions of the world the bulk of the rain arrives in a small amount of time, with large rainfalls once or twice a year. It is essential to have these recorded so that you can carefully assess your expected growth rates and establishment phases — it’s an important part of making judgments on how quickly you can move forward with your pioneering systems and the results that can be expected. It is one of the best assessment tools that a permaculture practitioner can use to gauge their research results.

Whether you are actually timing your tree planting period or gauging your window of opportunity to establish a cover crop when pioneering a food crop or food forest, these instruments are very simple yet extremely essential for people everywhere to take their rain readings to be recorded in a diary along with the crop / harvest results and system establishment research photographs.

4 Responses to “Rain Gauges”

  1. Warren Clendenning

    Brilliant!! I am just in need of a new rain gauge. It has come at the right time.

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  2. christian

    Isn’t tho that rain isn’t pretty predictable and that you can’t really know the patterns?

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    • Craig Mackintosh PRI Editor

      Hi Richard – since this post was published I have totally replaced the online shop, so the links at top were broken. I’ve just fixed them, so you can now click on the links in the first paragraph to see pricing.

      Reply

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