Steele County SWCD
235 Cedardale Dr.
Owatonna, MN 55060

Ph: (507) 451-6730 - Ext.3

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Tree Program

Native Pollinator Packs

News & Events

Tree Day
Tree Pick-up Day
RIM Sign-up
Conservation Tour
MASWCD Convention
Cover Crops


Rain Guage Network

The District has a network of twelve volunteers that record any precipitation that falls at their location. The volunteers even take measurements throughout the winter.

Everything you want to know about weather can be accessed at

Pictured here is Mervle Henke, an observer since 1991.


State Annual Precipitation

For more information visit the Minnesota Climatology Working Group website.


Precipitation Graphs for Steele County

First Quarter Graph 2016 Jan.-Mar. Second Quarter Graph 2016 April-June
Third Quarter Graph 2015 July-Sep Fourth Quarter Graph 2015 Oct.-Dec.
Yearly Precipitation Graph 2016 - Updated quartlery

Past Graphs

2014 Quarterly and Yearly Graphs

2015 Quarterly and Yearly Graphs