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  • USGS 01573560 Swatara Creek near Hershey, PA

    PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

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    Station gage imageSTATION.--01573560 SWATARA CREEK NEAR HERSHEY, PA
    LOCATION.--Lat 40`17'54", long 76`40'05", Dauphin County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, on left bank, 0.4 mi downstream from Manada Creek, 0.5 mi upstream from State Highway 39, and 1.5 mi northwest of Hershey.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--483 mi2.
    PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1975 to current year.
    GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and gated concrete control. Datum of gage is 325.94 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. (levels by Susquehanna River Basin Commission).
    GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
    Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 26.8 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 27.6 ft;
    Supplied by NWS: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-7 ft, the right, or north, bank begins to overflow; several roadways upstream of gage are affected by high water; Moderate flood stage-10 ft, a few homes adjacent to the creek upstream of the Rte 39 bridge flood; Major flood stage-14 ft, numerous homes adjacent to the creek are affected by high water.
    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 and the Cooperative Water Program.
    This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

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    00065 Gage height 2014-04-24  2014-08-22
    00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2014-08-22

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    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 1.64   08-22-2014  20:45 EDT
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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 154   08-22-2014  20:45 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 22 based on 37 years of record more
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    55 117 154 200 396 419 3290