At last month’s flood mitigation symposium in Calgary, we announced a new river information tool that made quite the splash. It’s our Alberta Rivers app – download it for Android here,or check out its features:
Get the most current advisory info in real time
The app’s main screen will give you a map of the province, broken into its major river basins. Any advisories in effect will be shown on the map itself, as well as at the bottom of the screen.
You’ll also be able to see the Forecaster’s Comments, which give some insight into how we’re interpreting the current data. And because the app will be updated several times every hour, you’ll know that you always have the most recent information available.
Get notifications sent directly to your homescreen
Want updates without having the app open 24/7? No problem. The app will automatically send ‘push’ notifications for advisories and forecaster comments directly to your phone’s homescreen.
View river forecast data from anywhere in the province
If you’re interested in the data behind our advisories, we’ve got you covered. You can use the app to view the major types of data that influence river forecasting: snow, rainfall, and water levels. Specifically, you can:
- View only one of these types of data at a time, a combination, or all three together;
- Choose between viewing data for the whole province and zooming in on a particular station;
- View the most current data for that station – or compare it with graphs showing weekly and yearly measurements; and
- Add stations to your ‘MyStations’ favourites list, so you can access as soon as the app is launched, without wading through other data
Get it free for Android – Apple coming soon
Sound good? The app is available as a free download for Android – get it here. An iOS version for iPhone and iPad is on its way – it will be available in June.