Water availability for Backpackers
- Here is a great website that allows you to check real-time water flow
rates anywhere in the US. You can also check historical levels to
determine whether a particular are is having a dryier than normal
season. You can check all sources of water including springs, wells,
streams for example.
For example, I am planning a AT hike the third week of March in
central Virginia and they currently have record low flow rates. I'll
check the sire just before heading out but this tells me I should
probably carry extra water.