Each house within the River Houses network (as it develops over time) will be named for a local river — Red River House, Otter Creek House, Catacunemaug House, Merrimack River House, and so on. You can learn a lot about the rivers near you with some of the the amazing resources available from the U.S. National Weather Service. For example, is there river flooding taking place anywhere in the country right now? Look and see:
If you visit the AHPS page you’ll find an interactive map that will let you zoom in on any region of the country. The dots represent the location of gauging stations: monitoring instruments that track water levels and flow. The colors represent low water, normal levels, and rivers at flood stage.
If you’re in northern Texas, for example, you can zoom in on the Canadian River near Amarillo, and from the gauging station data you can see that the Canadian River is still at normal levels (as of today) but has risen about 2.5 feet in the past 24 hours due to rain.
Why not explore the other river links on the National Weather Service website and see what you can discover about the rivers near you.
What nature notes have you taken in your homeschool lately? Tell us in the comments! 😊