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  • USGS 01536500 Susquehanna River at Wilkes-Barre, PA

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    Station gage imageSTATION.--01536500 SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT WILKES-BARRE, PA
    LOCATION.--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.
    DRAINAGE AREA.--9,960 mi2.
    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.
    GAGE.--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.--Maximum stage known prior to 1899, 33.1 ft, Mar. 18, 1865, from floodmarks, discharge, about 232,000 ft3/s.
    COOPERATION.--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. Geological Survey.
    This station managed by the PAWSC Williamsport Field Office.

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

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    Discharge, cubic feet per second

    Most recent instantaneous value: 3,630   08-22-2014  16:45 EDT
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    Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Aug 22 based on 115 years of record more
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    (1964)
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    Value Aug 22
    Mean 75th
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    Max
    (1994)
    822 1420 2350 3630 3890 4240 38900


    Gage height, feet

    Most recent instantaneous value: 1.07   08-22-2014  16:45 EDT
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