The Beach Report Card App Informs Beachgoers About Water Quality

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 25, 2016
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Beach Report Card is the name of an innovative new beach app, developed by environmental non-profit organization Heal the Bay, that is designed to make it easier than ever for people considering spending a day at one of California's beaches to access a range of information pertaining to potential bacteria levels in the water.

Developed as part of a collaboration with Stanford University and UCLA, this predictive beach app makes use of mathematical models and informational databases to come up with forecasts that help beachgoers prepare for potentially poor water conditions.

Waterborne bacteria is responsible for several cases of illness every year. This is where the Beach Report Card app comes in, using the power of information to prevent needless illness.