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 email@example.com.
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.
Light mode color contrast significantly improved
Stripes on dam controlled rivers are much more pronounced
Fixed an issue that prevented settings from being changed back to their defaults
Fixed an issue that caused the disclaimer to always appear after an app restart
Fixed an issue where the settings could get stuck open after being changed once
33% Faster loading when connected to nonfunctional internet
Typo fixes & other miscellaneous changes
Ratings and Reviews
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.
This app is exactly what white water paddlers have been looking for. Fantastic compilation of data sources. Carefully built, beautifully displayed. A keeper.
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.
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- Ruth Willenborg
- 146.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Ruth Willenborg
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.