Rivercast™ puts the river level data you need at your fingertips with its intuitive and interactive maps and graphs. Rivercast™ Features Include: • Official Flood Warnings & other alerts from the National Weather Service • River stage height in Feet • River flow rate in CFS (when available) • Indications that a river is at or approaching flood stage • Current observations and recent history • NOAA river forecasts (when available) • Map interface that shows where river gauges are located geographically. • Search interface to find river gauges by waterway name, state, or NOAA 5 digit station ID. • Interactive graphs that you can zoom in, zoom out, or pan. • Customize your graphs by adding river levels that are relevant to you. • Favorites list for locations you care about the most. • Share your graphs via iMessage, Email, Facebook, or Twitter. • Today Widget to monitor your favorite locations at any time. Rivercast's map not only shows you where the stations are, but color codes them when it can to give you an indication whether the location is at normal levels, approaching flood levels, or above flood stage. You can get the latest observations from the map, search, or favorites. With an additional tap of your finger you can get a detailed interactive hydrograph. You can zoom in, zoom out, or pan with your fingers to find the exact information you need. If you "tap and hold" on the graph you can view the crosshair "bubble" text to assist you further. To customize your graphs for what's important to you, you can add your own level lines to mark things like sandbars, rocks, bridges, safe conditions, or whatever you would like. And you can add the streams or rivers that you would like to regularly monitor to your Favorites list for easy "at a glance" viewing. Rivercast™ uses the latest observation and forecast data available, and requires an Internet connection for use. We recommend 3G or better for optimal performance. Favorites, Map "Instant Observations", and Hydrograph data is viewable in feet or cfs (when available). All observation and forecast data is in your local time (per your device) for your convenience. A handy tool for boaters, fishermen, property owners, paddlers, scientists, and the curious. River gauges reported are USA only. * * * * * * * * * * * * * Some Frequent Asked Questions: Where does Rivercast™ get its data? • This app uses NOAA and AHPS (Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service) for its raw data for our custom graphing and mapping solutions. There are a few locations that are available via other government agencies (including USGS) that are not available via this app. Why does Rivercast™ sometimes show slightly different flow data (CFS) than USGS? • CFS is a calculated estimate derived from stage height. NOAA and USGS estimates may sometimes slightly vary due to using different data models. Variances are usually within a few percent, but can sometimes be larger. Stage height should always be identical between USGS and NOAA. Designated flood stages are based on stage height in feet in the USA. Why does Rivercast™ show only observations, but not forecasts, for my river? • NOAA issues forecasts for many, but not all, rivers it monitors. Sometimes forecasts are only issued seasonally, or during times of flooding or high water. My river gauge was there yesterday, but its gone today! What gives? • River gauges have a hard life. They occasionally have technical problems transmitting their data, or can even get washed out during extreme flooding. NOAA is usually pretty good about fixing them in a few days. Can you add location xyz to your app? • We wish we could! If NOAA is not reporting it, we unfortunately are not able to add it. We include all stations that NOAA provides for public use. We take our accuracy seriously! If you have any questions (or complaints!), please email us.
I love this app and as we all know, those apps are only as good as the support team behind them. I’m mostly boating in the St.Louis, MO area - our small rivers will often go up and down several feet overnight. This Spring was particularly crazy with all the flooding, so when I noticed several gauge locators randomly disappearing off the map I assumed those gauges were off line... but could still see them on NOAA site, confusing me. I contacted the support team via email and have had the problem DIAGNOSED AND FIXED within few hours. It turned out to be my own fault - I have had somehow (inadvertently) turned the “Normal” setting check mark off in the list of gauge Settings menu, so all the gauges that were showing “Normal” level disappeared from my map. Having the developer/support team identify this quickly as a likely culprit was pretty awesome. Thank you!
I live at zip code 67478, there is no reporting on gauge at the Solomon River at Simpson Kansas. I like the app but please and this gauge.
Went on today to check the river, and was reminded of the heat warning. Very considerate. Great App!!
I used this app while going through Hurricane Barry to keep up with river forecast to know if my home would flood. It has been a handy tool and I highly recommend it.
Worth the money! Sure the trend line is great but being able to mark important water levels is what makes this app so great! These levels are included on the graph of river level for ease of comparison.
Thank you very much for a very valuable service for people living on the St Lawrence.
Gages are easy to choose and easy to get info.
This is the most comprehensive river level app. It’s a very good planning tool for commercial and private entities.