rivers.run 4+

River info at your fingertips

Ruth Willenborg

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings
    • Free



Water levels and other paddling information at your fingertips! Rivers.run includes information on over 12,000 destinations in the US and Canada.

Rivers.run provides water levels, water temperature, and other information, using data collected from over 12,000 gauges. It matches this information with crowdsourced paddling expertise to tell you what a river height actually means, and to provide skill level estimates.

You can use GPS coordinates to find rivers near you, and search rivers by water levels, skill, name, and rating, as well as user provided tags and dam releases, helping you find whitewater (or flatwater) rivers that you want to paddle.

You can also use rivers.run maps to find rivers in an area, and to assist with navigation. Clicking on any point shows all the information rivers.run has about the river - flow, temperature, and other information. If you're interested in weather, you can also enable the weather view to get a good idea of where rain is currently falling.

River flow levels are currently sourced from USGS (United States Geological Survey), NWS (National Weather Service), and the Meterological Service of Canada. Additional sources for gauges are planned for the future.

Information on rivers.run is crowdsourced - so if your favorite river is not available, is missing information on runnable levels, or has other issues, you can help improve it. Just go to the FAQ page in app to find directions on how to get started. If you need any assistance, you can send an email to support@rivers.run.

NOTE: Rivers.run does work offline, however needs to connect at least once in order to download river information. Attempting to use rivers.run offline before it has downloaded information may result in a launch screen freeze. The data being downloaded is ~1MB in size, and highly compressed.

What’s New

Version 2.0

Cross-Device Favorites Syncing with Accounts
7 days of data for USGS gauges
50x performance improvement to graph rendering
Fixes to graph scrubbing alignment inside maps
Current GPS location marker in maps
Multiple access points
Complete writeupmaker overhaul
Minor bug fixes to relative flow value estimations
Other bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Smithandwesson21 ,

This might be the best whitewater river app

This app is specifically written for whitewater rivers. It includes a map with a pin for every river gage in US and Canada. Whatever you want in a whitewater river app, it probably already exists in this app. And there is a link for each river for you to submit suggestions to the developer.

WOR Actual ,


This app is exactly what white water paddlers have been looking for. Fantastic compilation of data sources. Carefully built, beautifully displayed. A keeper.

Having fun now! ,


Amazing resource for paddlers! It has everything you would want and things you did not think of - River levels, gauges, gps coordinates, directions and maps to put in and take out, searches of your favorites you can share with friends. Very intuitive and user friendly. This will be so helpful as I branch out to new rivers in my area and across the country.

App Privacy

The developer, Ruth Willenborg, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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