RiverCast is Offline
 until March 15 2023

Current RiverCast

Offline

12/7/20225:19 PM

The Philly RiverCast does not provide water quality ratings during the winter months because data is not available to calculate a RiverCast rating on the Schuylkill River during the winter.

Please visit Philly RiverCast in the spring of 2023 (March 15), when water quality rating will resume with hourly updates. Thank you!

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Safety Notice

Recreation recommendations provided by the RiverCast are based on predicted water quality. Activities may also not be suitable due to high flows, poor bottom visibility, or physical drowning dangers associated with these conditions. It is up to the individual to determine safe conditions for recreation based on other criteria, including boating advisories and recommendations by the proper authorities.

Safety Notice

Recreation recommendations provided by the RiverCast are based on predicted water quality. Activities may also not be suitable due to high flows, poor bottom visibility, or physical drowning dangers associated with these conditions. It is up to the individual to determine safe conditions for recreation based on other criteria, including boating advisories and recommendations by the proper authorities.

About the RiverCast

The Philly RiverCast provides water quality forecasts that predict potential levels of contaminants or pathogens in the Schuylkill River between Flat Rock Dam (Manayunk) and Fairmount Dam (Boathouse Row) and general guidance for recreation based on the forecasts.

Learn more about the RiverCast

How the RiverCast works

Recreation in or upon rivers, like the Schuylkill, comes with risk of illness and infection due to potential water contamination from various sources.

Philadelphia’s Rivers and Streams FAQ

RiverCast Limitations

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 also be considered before any river recreation occurs.

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