Soil Moisture

Soil Moisture Stations

The Montana Climate Office (MCO) is leading the development of a cooperative statewide soil moisture and meteorological information system. It is designed to support decision-making in agriculture, range and forested watershed contexts. This network will add new remote sites and integrate existing cooperator networks to develop the first statewide soil-climate network.

soil moisture station

The Montana Mesonet will:

  • Combine information from existing data networks
  • Establish a minimum of 100 new soil moisture recording sites through partnerships with cooperators.
  • Provide an information system for accessing and visualizing historic, real-time and forecasted data

A more complete description is in our Montana mesonet brochure.