All Conservation Districts in the state have been asked to participate in CoCoRaHS, which is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).
By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications.
The Sharp County Conservation District has been provided with 12 rain gauges. Districts are asked to disperse the rain gauges throughout their county to help get readings statewide. A brochure will be provided with every rain gauge and a training power point for those who want it.
The volunteers will need to log onto their site and set up a profile and start logging precipitation daily, weekly or according to their schedule.
The goal is to more accurately report drought or flood, conditions in areas widely unreported. It is our hope that this database will be beneficial as we address drought issues, storm water draining concerns, etc.
If you would like to be a volunteer and report conditions to this website, check out the CoCoRaHS website and see what it's all about! If you are interested please contact the Sharp County Conservation District Office at 21 C Court Road, Ash Flat, Arkansas or call 870-994-7335 Ext. 3 to see if you qualify to pick up a rain gauge.