1) How does water quality change in response to precipitation events? How do land use patterns affect the physical condition of and water quality in streams?
2) How do macroinvertebrate communities differ in Vermont streams and what do they tell us about stream water quality?
3) How is Vermont's changing climate affecting Vermont streams?
What We Measure:
CoCoRaHS is a community-based network of citizen scientists interested in observing, measuring and mapping precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their own backyards. Participants use a low-cost rain gauge to measure precipitation each time a storm event crosses the area. Data are immediately displayed for a variety of end-users, including The National Weather Service, hydrologists, emergency managers, city utilities (water supply, water conservation, storm water), insurance adjusters, USDA, engineers, mosquito control, ranchers and farmers, outdoor & recreation interests, teachers, students, and more.
CoCoRaHS Precipitation Monitoring Form