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Colorado State University Volunteer Precipitation Network Honored with National Land-Grant Organization Award
May 25, 2012
Data collected by volunteers through Colorado State University helped predict flooding on the Missouri River, track the movement of West Nile Virus across the country and verify satellite data on crop health, among other things. That volunteer research program, now boasting 15,000 volunteers in all 50 states and Canada, received a major national award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.
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