Texted by Waters: USGS Offers "WaterAlert"

May 27, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

Now you can receive instant, customized updates about water conditions by subscribing to WaterAlert, a new service from the U.S. Geological Survey. WaterAlert allows you to receive daily or hourly updates via text message about current conditions in the rivers or lakes you fish.
“Real-time water data are essential to those making daily decisions about water-related activities, whether for resource management, business operations, flood response or recreation,” said Matt Larsen, USGS Associate Director for Water. “WaterAlert continues USGS efforts to make data immediately available and relevant to every user.”
WaterAlert allows users to receive updates about river flows, groundwater levels, water temperatures, rainfall and water quality at any of more than 9,500 sites where USGS collects real-time water information.
To sign up, go to http://water.usgs.gov/wateralert/