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 square miles.
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.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this
station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS.--Satellite telemetry at station.
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
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: 6.39 04-25-2015 08:15 EDT