Measuring Rainfall

Drought gardening is the new normal. Here’s our garden July 6, 2010, during a lengthy, blistering hot and rainless stretch.

With rain so precious and drought gardening being the new normal, I wanted to know exactly how much rainfall my garden received.

So I joined the “Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS),” bought my official rain gauge for $25, and began collecting rainfall data during the recent nor’easter.  I tallied a total of 4.02″ of rain between October 7-13, 2013.  WOW!

Read all about it in my October 2013 Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens post, “Rainfall: How Much?”.

And consider joining CoCoRaHS to contribute additional data for a more complete picture (details in my post).