The Warren County Mosquito Commission relies on rainfall surveillance to guide larval mosquito control. The daily precipitation maps provided by the Community Collaborative Rain Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) helps guide these efforts. CoCoRaHS is a community based network of volunteers across the US and Canada that report daily precipitation from their home, school or work based rain gauges.
There are several areas in Warren County where there are currently no CoCoRaHS volunteers, for example Allamuchy, Independence, Phillipsburg, Lopatcong, and Pohatcong, etc. However, more volunteers in any township, town or borough would be greatly appreciated.
CoCoRaHS is great way to be involved with citizen science. Training is provided online so that all readings and measurements are consistent. The only thing you need to begin is an official rain gauge! Check out the link below or call our office for more information!