--01536500 SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT
--Lat 41`15'03", long
75`52'52", Luzerne County, Hydrologic Unit 02050107, on left
bank at downstream side of North Street bridge in Wilkes-Barre, and 1.8
mi upstream from Toby Creek.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--April 1899 to current year.
Gage-height records collected at same site since November 1890,
contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 510.86
ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. See WSP 1722 for
history of changes prior to Mar. 23, 1949. May 23, 1949 to Sept. 30,
1996, at site 800 ft downstream.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE-
Supplied by USGS.
--Data transmitter operational limit
- 48.1 ft
Supplied by NWS.
--Action stage-10 ft; Flood stage-22
ft, Lowlands in Plainsville, Plymouth Flats, West Nanticoke and
Shickshinny flood; Moderate flood stage-28 ft, US Route 11 in Avondale
covered by flood water; Main street in Shickshinny begins to flood;
upstream of North Street bridge including Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre
begins to flood; Major flood stage-30 ft, US Route 11 in West Nanticoke
closed; Canal Street begins to flood.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.
known prior to 1899, 33.1 ft, Mar. 18, 1865, from floodmarks,
discharge, about 232,000 ft3/s.
--Funding for the operation of this
station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection, the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority, and the U.S.