Welcome to Philly Rivercast
What is RiverCast?
is a forecast of water quality that predicts potential levels of pathogens in
the Schuylkill River between Flat Rock Dam and Fairmount Dam i.e. between
Manayunk and Boathouse Row View Map.
The Schuylkill River, like all working rivers, is not a pristine body of water
and is subject to contamination from many sources and activities that either discharge directly, or enter
the river during rain events. Because rivers are vulnerable to such
recreation in or upon any body of water has with it an inherent
risk of illness and infection for the individual involved.
RiverCast Water Quality Designations:
Limitations of Philly Rivercast
Inherent uncertainty and
potential for error is associated with any forecast of water quality.
Therefore, the RiverCast should be considered a guideline and general estimate
of water quality at a given period of time and not a direct measurement of
water quality. Other information, policies, regulations, public health
statements, data, or observations should be considered in addition to
RiverCast before any individual or organizational river recreation occurs. The
RiverCast does not endorse or permit activities that are in violation of any
City, State, and Federal policies, regulations and laws.
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