The CrowdHydrology mission is to create freely available data on stream stage in a simple and inexpensive way.  We do this through the use of “crowd sourcing”, which means we gather information on stream stage (water levels) from anyone willing to send us a text message of the water levels at their local stream.  These data are then available for anyone to then use from Universities to Elementary schools. 

Here are some examples of what you can do with these data:

  1. -Check the stream condition of your favorite fishing spot

  2. -Monitor the spring snowmelt

  3. -Teach students about the hydrologic cycle in your watershed

  4. -Quantify groundwater and surface water exchange in streams

The methodology behind CrowdHydrology is that one person or one agency can’t afford to monitor every stream but if we work together we can start to fill in the gaps.

At the end of the day we are all scientists.

We are all Scientists