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Description

Rivercast™ puts the river level data you need at your fingertips with its intuitive and interactive maps and graphs.

Rivercast™ Features Include:
• 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.

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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.

What's New

Version 3.46

- Minor UI Changes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Everyday Use and Reliability

Montana's Last Best Outfitters

I've been a guide in Montana for 15+ years and as an owner of an outfitting business here, this app is huge for not only my businesses day to day operations but for my days off as well. Because we offer trips on so many waters across the state and YNP, we have guides fishing different waters and stretches daily. I used other similar apps before but the map layout and favorites on this one make it so much quicker and easier to use. You'll never find one with all of the gauge stations and data, but these guys are close and they keep working on it. Great app and as a fourth generation Montanan and guide, I highly recommend it.

Waste Of Money

DaBunkster

Paid for premium to see forecasting of river at my cabin knowing a flood was coming. Premium gave me no additional data!!! Pretty bad when another free app included the forecasting data as provided online by the Advanced Hydrolic Prediction Service. Complete waste of $5 for me and a reason why we should be allowed to try apps before buying.

UPDATE: This app developer took two weeks to respond with a lame blanket statement that provided no help. Another River app developer contacted me in days and worked with me via email to identify the issue with the missing data.

Developer Response

All AHPS forecast data available is included in the Premium edition of this app. Sometimes AHPS forecasts are only issued intermittently. Please contact us directly, and we'll work to resolve your problem.

Real-time information super useful

PureRainX

Commuting around rivers and living near one has kept me up to date about flooding in my area. It seems they are always finding ways to make this app a little better.

Information

Seller
Juggernaut Technology, Inc.
*WEA.AppPages.Size*
18.2 MB
Category
Weather
Compatibility
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2012-2018 Juggernaut Technology, Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Rivercast Premium $3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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