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USGS 01553500 West Branch Susquehanna River at Lewisburg, PA

  Stream Site

Latitude 40°58'03",   Longitude 76°52'36"   NAD27
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Hydrologic Unit 02050206
Drainage area: 6,847.00 square miles
Contributing drainage area: 6,847.00 square miles,
Datum of gage: 428.20 feet above   NGVD29.
Data Type Begin Date End Date Count
 Current / Historical Observations     (availability statement)    2007-10-01  2014-12-22  
 Daily Data
    Temperature, water, degrees Celsius  1944-10-01  1976-09-30  3964 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1939-10-01  2014-12-20  27473 
    Specific conductance, water, unfiltered, microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius  1944-10-01  1976-09-30  4526 
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter  1964-03-05  1976-09-30  740 
    Suspended sediment discharge, tons per day  1964-03-05  1976-09-30  740 
 Daily Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1939-10-01  2014-06-23 27295 
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter  1964-03-05  1976-09-30 740 
    Suspended sediment discharge, tons per day  1964-03-05  1976-09-30 740 
 Monthly Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1939-10  2014-06  
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter  1964-03  1976-09  
    Suspended sediment discharge, tons per day  1964-03  1976-09  
 Annual Statistics 
    Discharge, cubic feet per second  1940  2014  
    Suspended sediment concentration, milligrams per liter  1964  1976  
    Suspended sediment discharge, tons per day  1964  1976  
 Peak streamflow 1865-03-17  2013-02-01  80 
 Field measurements 1939-12-07  2014-10-02  548 
 Field/Lab water-quality samples 1956-12-11  2014-05-17  986 
 Water-Year Summary 2006  2013  8 

Additional Data Sources

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End Date

 Instantaneous-Data Archive  **offsite** 1985-10-01  2007-09-30  346964 
Record for this site is maintained by the USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center
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STATION.--01553500 WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT LEWISBURG, PA (National stream-quality accounting network station)
LOCATION.--Lat 40`58'05", long 76`52'25", Northumberland County, Hydrologic Unit 02050206, at downstream side of left abutment of Market Street bridge on State Highway 45 at Lewisburg, 0.2 mi downstream from Buffalo Creek, and 7.4 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--6,847 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1939 to current year. September 1913 to August 1923 (gage heights only), are contained in reports of Water Supply Commission of Pennsylvania or Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 428.20 ft above sea level. Sept. 21, 1913, to Aug. 31, 1923, Dec. 7, 1939, to July 2, 1940, and Oct. 20, 1987, to Sept. 30, 1988, nonrecording gage at same site and datum. Since Oct. 1, 1942, water-stage recorder for Susquehanna River at Sunbury (station 01553990) used as an auxiliary gage.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Flood of Mar. 19, 1936, reached a stage of 32.1 ft, from floodmarks (backwater from Susquehanna River), discharge, 287,000 ft3/s from slope-area measurement at Watsontown, 8.0 mi upstream.
FLOOD STAGE.--NOAA, National Weather Service river forecast station flood stage provided to USGS April 1999 is 18 feet.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Geological Survey.