Stormwater Tracking App

Stormwater Tracking App

Freshwater Future is partnering with Earth Economics to create a new online tool to reduce flood risk, increase climate resiliency, and better inform green infrastructure investments in communities across the US. 

But we have to start somewhere! Working with the Sierra Club, we’ve identified the North End of Detroit MI to be a good candidate to host the pilot of this tool.

This interactive, browser-based map would allow users to become part of the solution to stormwater issues in their communities. Their participation can help identify areas at risk for flood damage and they can even suggest locations of green infrastructure projects.

The thing that is going to make this tool so great is YOU! Using this tool residents and community members will be able to upload pictures of flooding, large puddles, and runoff from rain to an interactive online map. Pictures and descriptions you upload will then be used in combination of weather data, soil analysis, and other information to improve how we manage stormwater and reduce flood risk.

The tool is still in the development phase however for additional questions and opportunities for collaboration please contact Freshwater Future’s Community & Technology associate, Alexis Smith, via email at

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