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A University of Iowa researcher is hoping that the same tactic that sustains Wikipedia and helps trendy businesses think up new designs and campaigns will help him collect water level data.

UI assistant geoscience professor Adam Ward is turning to crowdsourcing to collect data on three points in Johnson County. He’s installed three stream gauges – which basically are rulers in the water with signs explaining their purpose – from which he wants passersby to text the water levels to a phone number that automatically uploads them to an online database.

Full article: Researchers recruiting citizen scientists