A volunteer precipitation monitoring network at Colorado State University is seeking 1,000 new volunteers, according to a release from the school. The extra volunteers are wanted to help with Rain Gauge Week, an annual event that lets schools across Colorado use free rain gauges to learn about precipitation.
Individual volunteers wanting to participate will need to purchase rain gauges. Cost for the official, 4-inch diameter rain gauges are $30 each. The network – Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network – is aiming to have one volunteer per square mile in the state.
All results will be collected and added to the network’s precipitation database. In addition to the new data, students and other participants will learn about precipitation monitoring and the tech that makes it possible.