The current hydrological data (raw data) from the FOEN automatic gauging stations on Swiss watercourses and lakes are published in the app “Meine Pegel”. It is also possible to receive the data via the Linked Data Service LINDAS or via SMS.
App "Meine Pegel"
The hydrological data from the FOEN gauging stations are also available on the free mobile app "Meine Pegel". The app provides a quick overview of the development of discharges and water levels and the flood situation in Switzerland. It is also possible to be notified by push notification when a station exceeds a defined limit. The stations and limit values can be configured individually. The app was originally developed for Germany and has now been extended to Switzerland.
Obtain current hydrological data via the Linked Data Service LINDAS
The hydrological data from the FOEN monitoring stations are also available via the federal government's Linked Data Service LINDAS. The data on discharge, water level, temperature and flood danger levels published on the "Hydrological data and forecasts" page are also published on LINDAS and are updated every 10 minutes.
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Receive the latest hydrological data via SMS
The latest hydrological data (raw data) from around 170 FOEN automatic gauging stations on Swiss watercourses and lakes can be received via SMS. The FOEN particularly hopes that this SMS service will reach people in the field who lack access to an internet link. This can include employees at hydropower stations, federal and cantonal experts, sports enthusiasts, or - in critical flood situations - even members of crisis teams such as the fire service or civil protection units.
To receive the data, first key in the letter on your mobile phone corresponding to the information requested, i.e. H for water level, Q for discharge and T for water temperature, followed by a space and the four-digit number that identifies each gauging station. Text your request to 237 (or from abroad to +41 79 807 41 41). The reply containing the desired data will be received by return. It includes the latest value measured (provisional data), with date and time, the mean for the past 24 hours and maximum and minimum values since the previous day, indicating the difference. It is also possible to request data from several stations in a single text message (e.g., T 2135 2030 2029).
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Last modification 25.08.2023