New Moon Magazine
In our two towns, Taholah and Adna, it seems like it rains more in Taholah than in Adna, but Adna floods much more often. Five girls from Adna and Taholah decided to team up to find out why. our first step was to prove that it does rain more in Taholah.
After getting our supplies--including tablets that you can write on in the rain--we set up rain guages to measure the rainfall in Adna and Taholah, and checked them every day for six months. Then the Taholah and Adna teams met to compare data.
Like all scientists, we had some problems conducting our experiment. It was tough getting the Internet access we needed set up in Adna, and nobody at school liked it when we got faxes or telephone calls at the office!
As we had suspected, taholah had much more rainfall than Adna. The next step would be to research the topography (things like rivers, streams, and hills) of our two towns to find out why Taholah doesn't flood, but that's for another project.note:
Amanda Sanchez, has moved to another town on the Olympic Peninsula and plays varsity volleyball. The picture that was added to this article comes from her backyard which flooded the year she conducted the LTRP. Amanda wants to become a lawyer.