STATION.--01570500 SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT
HARRISBURG, PA LOCATION.--Lat 40`15'17", long
76`53'11", Dauphin County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, on east
bank of City Island, 60 ft downstream from Market Street bridge in
Harrisburg, 3,670 ft upstream from sanitary dam, and 1.7 mi upstream
from Paxton Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA.--24,100 mi2.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1890 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Concrete control since
Aug. 29, 1916. Datum of gage is 290.01 ft above National Geodetic
Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Oct. 1, 1928, non-recording gage at
Walnut Street Bridge 600 ft upstream, and Oct. 1, 1928, to Aug. 31,
1975, water-stage recorder at site 3,170 ft downstream, all gages at
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 45.2 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 46.2 ft;
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-11 ft, recreational use
of City Island begins to be curtailed; river interests should monitor
conditions; Flood stage-17 ft, basements of residences and businesses
on both banks flood; the parking lot on City Island begins to take on
water; Moderate flood stage-20 ft, a number of homes in West Fairview,
Dauphin and Harrisburg flood; Major flood stage-23 ft, evacuations are
necessary in the Shipoke area of Harrisburg; the water level reaches
the corner of Keller and Front Streets.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD.--Maximum stage
known during period 1786 to 1890, 26.8 ft at Walnut Street bridge, June
2, 1889, discharge, 654,000 ft3/s.
COOPERATION.--Station established and maintained by
the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station
is provided by Excelon Generation, the Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection and the U. S. Geological Survey through the
National Streaflow Information Program and the Cooperative Water
This station managed by the New Cumberland WSC.
|The 30-minute precipitation data for this station are
temporary and will only be displayed for 120 days. Time series
of 1-hour or cumulative daily values will NOT be available for
retrieval following the 120-day display period. Although the
instrumentation is calibrated at least once a year, the temporary
classification means that documented routine inspections and other
quality assurance measures are not performed that would make the
data acceptable for archival, retrieval, or future use in general
scientific or interpretive studies.
Water-quality parameters at this station can vary substantially
at different location in the river. Therefore, water-quality data
displayed here characterizes conditions only at the location where
water-quality equipment is deployed.