Temporary stream: New Spot

Here you will find a description of how to create a new spot in the category “temporary stream”. Find a stream that dries up occasionally during the year.
Make sure your GPS is turned on (in the settings outside the app).

Check if the coordinates (crosshairs) on the map match your location. If not, drag the crosshairs to the correct location.


Take a picture of the site and mark the location your observations refers to using the arrow and/or the circle. This way, others can see where exactly you did the observation.

How would you characterize the flow of the stream? How much water is flowing at the moment? Choose one of the six categories below:

  • DRY STREAMBED: no visible water and the streambed is dry
  • WET STREAMBED: no visible water, but the streambed is wet (for at least 2 cm depth below the surface)
  • ISOLATED POOLS: separated pools of water that are not visibly flowing are present on the streambed
  • STANDING WATER: water but no visible flow
  • TRICKLING WATER: very small flow, but clearly visible flowing water
  • FLOWING WATER: a continuous pathway of water that is flowing

If the stream is covered with snow or ice, activate the corresponding checkbox.

Enter a description of the exact path to the spot, so that the next participants can find it more easily. Check that the time and date match the time of the observation.

Don’t forget to save your observation at the end. If you are not connected to the internet, you can tap the hourglass. Your observation will then be saved under “waiting spots” and you can upload it later.

For a new observation, all you need to do is select an existing spot, click on the plus sign and then repeat steps to .