Have you ever seen the Drought Monitor map and thought to yourself that it was missing some key areas of dry conditions? You may be able to improve their drought designation by providing a daily rainfall measurement at your location. It’s easy to do–join CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network), purchase a high-quality rain gauge, and start taking measurements. There are many counties around the Southeast that do not have a single observer. By adding your measurement, you are helping the National Weather Service, National Drought Monitor, and your local state agencies provide an accurate picture of how dry or wet your area is. The map below shows active stations for most of Georgia, but you can go to https://cocorahs.org/Maps/ViewMap.aspx?state=usa and search for a map for your own state. There are many counties that don’t have a single active observer. We need you to help us fill in the gaps! Learn more and sign up at https://cocorahs.org/. The page also includes a list of vendors who sell the official CoCoRaHS gauge (required of all observers) for a discounted price (bottom right).