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USGS 01553500 West Branch Susquehanna River at Lewisburg, PA

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Station gage imageSTATION.--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 National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. 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.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 37.5 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 38.9 ft;
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-14 ft; Flood stage - 18 ft, the left, or east bank overflows; low lying areas will flood; Moderate flood stage-23 ft, the mobile home park along Rte 405 downstream of bridge will flood; Major flood stage-28 ft, the right, or west bank overflows and affects Lewisburg; widespread inundation on left bank affects several mobile home parks; many residences and businesses on both banks affected by flood waters;
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.
COOPERATION.--Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Geological Survey through the National Streamflow Information Program.
This station managed by the PAWSC Williamsport Field Office.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-09-17
00065 Gage height 2014-05-20  2014-09-17

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 2,300   09-17-2014  22:45 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Sep 17 based on 74 years of record more
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498 1130 2160 2300 3270 3640 21800


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Most recent instantaneous value: 1.70   09-17-2014  22:45 EDT
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