USGS 01573600 Swatara Creek at Middletown, PA
STATION.--01573600 SWATARA CREEK AT MIDDLETOWN,
LOCATION.--Lat 40`11'32.86, long
76`43'41.58", Dauphin County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, at
Grubb Street Bridge and Hoffer Park, at Middletown.
DRAINAGE AREA.--569 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 2007 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 278.56
ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1988.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by USGS: Data transmitter operational limit -
Supplied by NWS: 23.29 ft-- Flood of Record. Level of
flooding associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee on
September 9, 2011. 20 ft--Widespread flooding of structures...
including the trailer park at Harborton Place and Caravan Court. 18
ft-- Widespread flooding occurs. Numerous homes are affected by high
water. Route 230 is affected. Flooding begins in the vicinity of Hoffer
Park. 15 ft--Flooding begins in the vicinity of Few Avenue and near the
community swimming pool. 12 ft-- Both banks overflow upstream from the
Vine Street Bridge and several basements are affected. 11 ft-- Minor
overbank flooding begins near Vine Street Bridge and downstream to the
REMARKS.--Satellite telemetry at station.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this
station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.
Summary of all available data for this site
Instantaneous-data availability statement
Most recent instantaneous value: 1.91 11-23-2014 10:15 EST