CoCoRaHS Soil Moisture Monitoring


CoCoRaHS Soil Moisture Monitoring

We measure rainfall every day, but how much of that rain is soaking in? CoCoRaHS is now offering a soil moisture reporting option. It's more time and labor-intensive than measuring rain, so it won't be for everyone, and that is okay. It is a great opportunity to play outside, get your hands dirty, and learn something!

The materials cost approximately $50. Anybody with a little bit of land, and access to an oven is welcome to join.

Take a look at the requirements:
 CoCoRaHS Soil Moisture Protocol

To report your findings:

To view your submissions:

Why participate?
By taking soil moisture measurements for CoCoRaHS, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the calibration/validation process for NASA's Soil Moisture Active/Passive (SMAP) Satellite, aid in regional drought monitoring, and help close our understanding of the water cycle in your area.

If you have any questions about if this is right for you, please send an email to: or