I think this has potential. My first thought was if there was a clever way to color code the icons so you can get a feel for what is running or not. I guess this year they would all be red instead of green. I am not super fond of the bouncing icon for the river that you are viewing as it is distracting. Good work though.
Hey thanks for the feedback. I would love to add that feature but I would need to build up data about what flow levels equate to what rating and how good a ride it is at that level for each stretch of river.
The pins are located at the gauging station and not always where a good recreational run is located.
I've got something similar although the realtime map flows only work on runs that have been entered and given min and max thresholds. If you have an account and have "show flow colors" turned on you can go to this link to see realtime map flows with colored icons. Otherwise it just shows the gauges.
I have put up Montana on Montana River Flow Data on a Google Map and will do other states as requested. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I plan to migrate to the river-maps.us domain for each state using a subdomain for the state i.e. co.river-maps.us for Colorado mt.river-maps.us for Montana etc. I will be working more on this over the weekend. I also would like to add a feed back mechanism to allow those familiar with local runs to update information about them.
I will look into the Crystal River gauging stations. I have it set to collect all the data from usgs.gov for Colorado every 15 mins I will have to investigate why that station isn't being displayed. Thanks for the heads up.
I have updated the site more and now any state can be viewed by typing its abbreviation as the subdomain for rivermaps.us.
fl.river-maps.us = florida river maps
nv.river-maps.us = nevada river maps
I am working on navigation between states for now typing the subdomain is the only option and Colorado is the default.