River Health Checker app

River Health Checker App

Record and monitor the health of your local river, brook or canal.

Jack Perks

River Health Checker

Be a River Friend

The River Health Checker app is a simple app that helps you to monitor the health of your local water courses.

It is designed to support you in reporting water pollution and river wildlife spotting. Water pollution is the greatest threat to humans and the land we depend on, as well as the wildlife that depends on it.

The App is GPS enabled with the ability to take photographs. Guides are included to show you how to monitor water quality using chemical analysis, aquatic invertebrates sampling and by visual observations.

All records submitted are moderated and posted on the maps below.

The App is free to download and available on ITunes and Google Play.

It has been developed in conjunction with Yarrington Ltd.

Submitted records

Click on the maps below to view watercourse health records.

Water chemicals observation map

Aquatic invertebrate records distribution map

Water pollution visual sightings map

Wildlife sightings records distribution map

With thanks to funding from:

River App funders

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River otter (lutra lutra) (c) Luke Massey/2020VISION