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Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Alert System for River Levels

The USGS now has a text message and e-mail alerting system for their river gauges. It is available at:

The WaterAlert system allows you to subscribe to receive information about river gauge heights/flow rates. You can set parameters so that, for example, you can receive notification if a river gauge exceeds a specific gauge height/flow rate.

StreaMail allows you to send an e-mail or text message to and it will immediately return the height/flow for the river that you specified.

This is a great tool if you live near a local river, as they tend to flood every once in a while.

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