What is an ALERT Station?

An ALERT Station is the physical structure, either a standpipe or small building, which houses ALERT sensors, such as a rain gauge, water-level gauge, weather sensors or a combination of all of these.

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1. What is an ALERT Station?
2. Is there additional rainfall, streamflow and weather data besides what is shown in the Rainfall and Weather section of this website?
3. Why do most of the rain gages appear to read in increments of 0.04 inches?
4. Why are there more rain gages in some areas of the County than in others?
5. Why do some wind speed sensors appear to read so low?
6. What is a "water-year"?