DRA is proud to launch the new Lower Deschutes River Hatch Survey App! This app is easy to use on any smartphone, and allows users to easily gather and upload information on aquatic insect hatches in the Deschutes River. We hope you’ll add it to your phone today, and use it to help us more fully understand aquatic insect populations and hatch timing on the lower Deschutes.
Since 2013, DRA has collected macroinvertebrate hatch data from river guides who documented the presence and abundance of major adult aquatic insect hatches during their guide trips on the lower Deschutes. These survey results have been collected and analyzed in annual reports, which can be found here. This hatch data provides essential information about changes to the river’s insect community, as well as important insights about the overall health of the lower Deschutes River ecosystem.
DRA has partnered with Trout Unlimited to create an app to make the survey process more streamlined and user-friendly, and we want your help collecting data! The app can be added to your phone’s home screen, data can be collected even when you’re out of phone service, and we’ve added photographs and other features to ensure the app is easy to use and data collected is accurate.