Installing a lake gauge is a simple process that requires a few simple tools. You simply:
1) Attach it to a fixed post, pier, dock or dam
2) Hang the LOCSS sign nearby
3) Reference your gauge to a nearby fixed point
4) Email the location, photos, and notes about how you referenced the gauge to [email protected]
For more detailed instructions, view the video below.
Written Instructions for building and installing a lake gauge can be found here.
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