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 quickly do macroinvertebrate communities recolonize streams after storm events?
3) How has land use changed in response to a changing Vermont climate?
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