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The CrowdHydrology mission is to create freely available data on stream stage in a simple and inexpensive way. We do this through the use of crowdsourcing, which means we gather information on stream stage or water levels from anyone willing to send us a text message of the water levels at their local stream to collect spatially distributed hydrologic data. These data are then available for anyone to then use, from Universities to Elementary schools, interested in studying hydrologic data.

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Geographic Scope: Regional (Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin) but will be National

Project Status: Active -recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Data entry, Measurement, Site selection and/or description,

Start Date: 2010

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Federal Government Sponsor:

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Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: Verizon Wireless Foundation, Michigan State Water Resource Institute, University at Buffalo, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bringham Young University, Oregon State University, West Virginia University, Univerity of Iowa, College of Saint Rose, Nature Conservancy, Tifft Nature Center, Woldumar Nature Center, Harris Nature Center, Kalamazoo Nature Center, NPS Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, City of Iowa City, Potter Park Zoo, Lincoln Brick Park

Fields of Science: Climate and weather, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine,

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Civic and community,