--01531500 SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT TOWANDA, PA
--Lat 41`45'55", long
76`26'28", Bradford County, Hydrologic Unit 02050106, on right
bank at Bridge Street in Towanda, and 1.8 mi upstream from Towanda
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1913 to current year.
Gage-height records collected at same site since October 1892 are
contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 694.38
ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Oct. 18,
1938, nonrecording gage at same site and datum.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 34.1 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 35.5 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-14 ft; Flood stage-16
ft, minor field flooding from both banks up and downstream of Towanda;
Moderate flood stage-18 ft, basement flooding begins in the flats area
near airport; Major flood stage-25.1 ft, the homes in the flats area of
Towanda are inundated. Major flood damage begins.
--Funding for the operation of this
station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.