How to make your own rain collection barrel

For this weeks Weather Wednesday, StormTRACKER Meteorologist Jesse Ritka teams up with Kim Radebuagh of the River Keepers of Fargo-Moorhead to show us how to make a rain barrel at home.

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A finished homemade rain barrel hooked up to the gutter.
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FARGO — August is typically the driest month of the summer, but our lawns, flowers and vegetables will still need water. To make up for what mother nature can't provide, here's a solution that saves the water that flows down the drainpipe: a rain collection barrel.

The River Keepers works with the Clay Soil & Water Conservation District and Cass County Soil Conservation District to put on rain barrel workshops in the spring.

Jesse Ritka is a StormTracker meteorologist and holds the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal of approval.

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