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.
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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
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.