Hundreds of creeks are in trouble, and who knows better than us, the people that love being near the water and the people that walk along our creeks. South Bay Coyote Creek, Saratoga Creek, and the Guadalupe River are in the top ten of trash-impaired waterways in the South Bay. In Santa Clara county alone, there are 800 miles of creeks, many are part of recreation areas. When trash collects in the creeks if affects all of us, our water quality, fish and aquatic life and the ocean.
Monitoring is a key in clean up and prioritizing which hot spot gets help first. Now we can help, an innovative IBM researcher, Christine Robson has made an app for the iPhone. You send water level, flow rate and picture using the CREEK WATCH app and it helps the scientists monitor our waterways. The iPhone app is in beta test now and being reviewed by Apple to go live soon. Take a look at this link from from abc7news.com: “Scientists use iPhone app to collect creek data”