RiverCast is RED
 for Friday, 5/20/2022 at 7:30 PM

Current RiverCast

Red

5/20/20227:30 PM

Schuylkill River water quality may not be suitable for activities involving direct or indirect contact with water

Predicted bacteria levels are higher

Water Temperature
Flow
66°F / 19°C
5,020 cfs

Yellow May not be suitable for activities involving direct contact with water

Green May be suitable for activities involving contact with water

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.

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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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