If you have a background in science or just happen to love rainy weather, this volunteer opportunity might be for you.
The Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District needs volunteers to collect rain gauge data throughout the county.
Volunteers are given a rain gauge to measure and record rainfall.
"We go out to the property and look for a good place to set up the gauge," said Frank Codd, associate civil engineer.
This data helps develop rainfall accumulation records and determine the relationship between rainfall and the amount of runoff.
Codd added that volunteers are important to get accurate data in the area because it would be too expensive for the district to send someone to every location.
The ideal volunteer would commit to collecting data for one to two years.
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