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post Apr 10 2004, 03:21 PM
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I'm involved with CoCoRaHS (Colorado Collaborative Rain And Hail Study). This is a network of volunteer observers who provide precipitation data on a daily basis. Are there other programs like this in effect? This is a very worthwhile project that got started in 1997 after the Fort Collins, CO flood. Check their website at http://www.cocorahs.org. We are attempting to expand to cover all of Colorado.


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post Apr 10 2004, 11:29 PM
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Are there other programs like this in effect?


I am part of CORN(Central Ohio Raingage Network) http://www.geocities.com/larryhuff1943/corn.html.
It covers central ohio (10 counties) and it has about 120 gages.


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Hi Larry. I had heard of similar programs in NJ and Minnesota, but not the Ohio Network. Do you use the internet to post readings daily? Check out http://www.cocorahs.org. We have some pretty cool daily maps which display data from our observers. The program is getting very big and we are expanding to Wyoming and NE.

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post Apr 11 2004, 06:56 PM
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actually, steve, that isn't my site, i just send data biggrin.gif

The CORN isn't a daily thing however. At the end of every month, it is sent in, which allows people with computers or interent, or what not to mail them in. if there is a big rain event, usually the head on CORN will send out a email asking for "important" totals, because he is contacted by many local news stations. However, in Ohio the problem isn't "flash floods" as much (like you in Colorado), but the slow moving systems that drop like 3" in 3 days, and cause widepread flooding. That kind of flooding lends itself to a "monthly" system, much more than a isolated flash floods would.

CoCo RaHS does have some amazing maps and coverage. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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