Cedar River gauge stolen

Published 9:45 am Wednesday, July 22, 2009

LANSING — A solar-powered rain and river gauge has been reported stolen from a bridge over the Cedar River near Lansing.

The $1,000 piece of equipment was sawed off and removed from the County Road 2 bridge sometime between 5 and 6 a.m. Saturday, according to transmission records.

The device transmits data to the National Weather Service office in La Crosse, Wis.

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Sheriff Terese Amazi said there are no suspects at this time.

The device has a GPS unit but it was deactivated when the gauge was removed, Amazi said.