Prairie State Canoeists

A canoe and Kayak Club founded in 1971

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Your inner nerd will love this!

2016-04-30 2:15 PM | Instruction Coordinator (Administrator)

Yep, I'm kind of a geek at heart.  Truth is, you probably are too so I know you're going to love this!

Have you ever found yourself wondering what the water level was for the rivers in your area but you didn't want to have to wade through the data on the USGS website to find out? There is an easier way.

1. Visit your state's USGS page. Here's The Illinois page.

2. Find the gauge for the your favorite river and click on it. Here's the DuPage River near Naperville

3. Just below the charts for streamflow and gague height, you'll see a link to subscribe to Water Alert.

4. From here, you can tell the gauge to email or text you at predetermined intervals with the data you want to receive. 

That's right...the river will text you and tell you what's going on.  Mind blowing cool if you ask me.

That's it for me today. I just got a text. The water is really calling, and I must go.

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