13 Feb '12, 10pm

A Street View for Rivers

Jared Criscuolo wants to go where no videographer has gone before: onto all of America’s rivers. Riverview A demo view in southwestern Alaska. Using the same technology harnessed by Google Maps, he is working to document the nation’s rivers as well as pollution levels in the water and the surrounding areas — the river equivalent of video street views. A 30-year-old surfer who lives in San Diego, Mr. Criscuolo said he was inspired to take action in 2006 after suffering gastrointestinal problems and a sinus infection that he later realized was probably caused by pollution he encountered during his morning surf session. “You’re not supposed to be in the water 72 hours after a rainstorm,” he said. “Since it doesn’t rain a lot” in San Diego, “there’s a massive rush of runoff. What happens is you get oils, animal waste, pesticides.” Like many water sports enthusiasts, Mr. Criscu...

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