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OCA on hand for launch of William Creek weather station

Outback Communities Authority (OCA) Director and Natural Resources SA Arid Lands Board Member, Mark Sutton, was in William Creek for the launch of a weather station last Friday, 24 November.

The project fills a significant gap in the network of weather forecasting information and data available in the Far North area, and will provide more surety to those people who live, work and visit the region.

This is just one of the initiatives contained in the Far North Climate Change Adaptation Plan and the OCA is delighted to be a collaborative partner in this legacy project with the Marla/Oodnadatta Natural Resources Management group and SA Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board.

Pastoralists and community members in the region are now able to access real-time data through software connected to the station. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is preparing to install an electronics package and expect that the data from the weather station will be available on their website in approximately 12 months.

The weather station will measure temperature, humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction, and also has a rain gauge which measures rainfall amount and intensity.

 

 

Media release Wednesday, 22 November 2017.