The University of Georgia says its network of automated weather stations will remain open for now.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia says its network of automated weather stations will remain open for now.
University officials said earlier this year that money had run out for the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network.
The network automatically measures rainfall, wind speed, soil moisture, humidity, solar radiation and a dozen other weather-related variables at 81 sites across the state.
Dale Threadgill, head of the UGA department of biological and agricultural engineering, says workers would have begun decommissioning units on April 15. Threadgill says a couple of organizations have contributed enough money to keep the network running for two more months.
He remains optimistic he can find long-term funding for the network, which is available online and gets millions of visitors from farmers and others monthly.
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