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River Watcher is a must have app for any outdoor enthusiast needing realtime information on
current river conditions. River Watcher provides temperature, discharge, and gauge height
information on over 9000 rivers across the United States.
River Watcher is a necessity for river fisherman. Wheter bass fishing on a jet boat or fly fishing
a local stream, having access to current river conditions is a sure fire way to land more fish.
Kayakers and whitewater rafters shouldn't be without River Watcher. Don't leave home with your
kayak or raft just to find your favorite river is running low. Check it out first with River Watcher.
Realtime Information - Access realtime streamflow information for over 9000 rivers from the USGS.
Awesome Graphs - Unlike similar apps, River Watcher's graphs are designed specifically for the
iPhone. This means they look great and most importantly are easy to read.
Interactive Graphs - By moving your finger across the graphs in River Watcher, you can view the
exact measurement information. Check out the screenshots.
Maps - Use maps to locate your favorite river.
Fast - River Watcher has been optimized so you view all of the river information as fast as possible.
Settings - Choose ranges from 1,7,14, or 30 days. View all river measurements in standard or metric.
Easy Search - Search for your favorite river by name or browse all rivers by state
What's New in Version 1.1
Small Bug Fixes
Good but needs tweaks
This app is a great way to access USGS gage data on the go. I'm an aquatic biologist and rely on this app heavily during the field season while traveling and collecting data. The view on map function is most useful, but always reverts to my current location after viewing a gage. This is inconvenient to have to navigate to the same area repeatedly to view different gages. The map feature should be tweaked so that it does not revert to your current location after minimizing a gage.
Great app! BUT no way to contact developer...
I work in the tourism industry on a river. It's my responsibility to evacuate if the waters are rising. The only app I've found with real time updates. Tried to contact developer (it says 'email me' if you have ideas for or whatever in the FAQ section but found no email). A list of what the actual flood levels are at the monitoring location (as in the Flood Watch app) would be nice, but, I can always just commit those to memory.
Great app. A couple suggestions. Should be able to remove a location from favorites. Map view seems to be tied to my current location. When searching an area for Gage's away from my current location back should take me to where I was last searching. Not to my current physical location.