Columbus City Utility - 50 Years of Service Award


Columbus City Utility - 50 Year Service Award


June 24, 2003

The National Weather Service (NWS) honored the Columbus City Utilities for 50 years of service as a Cooperative Weather Observing station. The award was presented to station manager Richard Ferguson by Mike Shartran, DAPM, Al Shipe Service Hydrologist and Tom Arnold, Hydro-Meteorological Technician.

The employees and the Columbus City Utilities plant measure and record precipitation and temperatures daily and serve as a backup river observer during periods of flooding and hydro equipment failure.

The NWS appreciates the efforts of the employees and Mr. Ferguson for their continuing support of the COOP program. The Columbus Indiana station is part of the Historical Climate Network with over 100 years of records, the last 50 of which have been at this outstanding site.

Pictured from left to right are Al Shipe, Service Hydrologist (IND), Richard Ferguson, Mike Shartran, Data Acquisition Program Manager (IND).


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