Funding gap prompts USGS to stop using many rain gauges in Pa.

05/28/2013 | ClaimsJournal.com

The U.S. Geological Survey has discontinued the use of 47 of its 104 rain gauges in Pennsylvania because of insufficient funding. The gauges are important in forecasting floods, said Charles Ross, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service. "We have a job to do here to put out flash flood and flood warnings as quick as possible. Will it be as easy? Of course not," Ross said.

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