The E-gage Transition

Matt Layden, Jeff Pribble and Roger Claybrooke
Illinois State Water Survey
University of Illinois
Champaign, IL 61820

As the NADP transitions into its next 30 years the adoption of electronic/digital raingages (egages) has not been without its challenges. The NADP program office has worked tirelessly to facilitate this transition and has now passed on a share of the technical support to the CAL and the HAL. The tools used to provide this support have evolved and are used daily to help validate and invalidate weekly samples. Once sites become comfortable their new equipment they tend to have very little trouble. The first 3-4 weeks with the new equipment can be quite challenging but this can be improved. A few of the common problems and their solutions will be exhibited. An update of egage deployment by site and agency will also be exhibited.