RiverApp App (for iPhones/iPads/iPods) Gives You Real Time River Levels
By angelamontana

Posted: April 16, 2019

If you’re looking for an app that shows you river levels, we have been introduced to an app (for iOS systems only) that states it gives you real-time river levels. Florian Bessiere created an app called RiverApp.  Here is some information taken from the download page:

RiverApp is a must have to check river conditions!

RiverApp is the ideal application for kayakers, water sports enthusiasts, fishermen and anyone with river-related activities.


For free:

  • -> Water levels of 15,000 rivers in the USA and around the world
  • -> Map view of runnable kayaking routes and gauges
  • -> Water level and flow forecasts of the hydrological institutes
  • -> Custom river level alert by Push notifications
  • -> 2000 river sections for paddlers, Freestyle spots and Whitewater Parks with display of put in and take out locations.
  • -> Display of the navigability of kayaking routes (low water, medium water and high water)
  • -> Advanced Favorite Features: favorite rivers, favorite stations or favorite courses with
  • -> Water temperature in many rivers and lakes
  • -> Display / insertion of the navigability conditions of rivers (trees, dangers… etc)

with RiverApp Premium (Single Purchase or one year subscription):

  • -> Historical data up to several years ago
  • -> Water level and flow forecasts for many stations


  • – NVE
  • – California Data Exchange Center
  • – Government of Canada (Wateroffice)
  • – USGS
  • – NOAA
  • – PEGELONLINE (www.pegelonline.wsv.de)
  • – HVZ Baden Württemberg
  • – HDN Bayern
  • – Kanton Bern
  • – Ennskraftwerke
  • – Land Kärnten
  • – Land Niederösterreich
  • – NVE
  • – Regione Piemonte
  • – HVZ RLP
  • – Český hydrometeorologický ústav
  • – HVZ Sachsen-Anhalt
  • – Land Salzburg
  • – Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • – Slovak hydrometeorological institute
  • – Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje
  • – HWZ Steiermark
  • – BAFU
  • – HNZ Thüringen
  • – Land Tirol
  • – Shoothill
  • – Vigicrue
  • – Serveur de données hydrométriques temps réel du bassin Rhône Méditerranée
  • – Land Vorarlberg

Notes about RiverApp Premium one year subscription:

Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.

Terms and conditions:


RiverApp and the listed organizations are not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use.

This app has received a 4/5 stars, but a couple of the 5-star reviews include:

Great App!!!

I have been looking for a user friendly application and stumbled upon this one. Not only is it user friend but the design is beautiful. I monitor river levels at work and this application has all of them. A bonus is that you can enable push notifications based on min/max flows at specific gage stations. I have contacted the developer about adding additional stations and received immediate response even on a weekend his is a five star application for sure.

Thanks for the great effort and an application that solves a number of problems for me.


Best Whitewater Level App

This is the best app I’ve found for monitoring river levels for my favorite runs. This will display flows in feet and CFS right on the summary page. If your favorite gauge has temp it will display that as well which is great for knowing how to dress. The color coded low-med-high levels for favorite sections is great too. I’ve submitted a few of my favorite sections around the mid-Atlantic and the developer was very responsive for getting them added.

Click here to check out all of the reviews.  Also, a couple of things to note are that 1) this app supports “Family Sharing” and allows use of up to six family members, and you can use the free version or pay the minimal fee as listed above.

So, basically, with so many apps and so much information out there to choose from, people are different and have different expectations for different reasons, so it is ultimately up to you to decide if you like it or not.  Let us know what you think if you give it a shot!

(Thank you Robert Reichle for sharing this info!)

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