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--01554000 SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT SUNBURY,
--Lat 40`50'04", long
76`49'37", Snyder County, Hydrologic Unit 02050301, on right
bank at borough of Shamokin Dam, on grounds of Sunbury Generation LP,
1.0 mi downstream from Shamokin Creek, 1.5 mi downstream from Sunbury
Fabridam, and 1.8 mi south of Sunbury.
--18,300 square miles, approximately
(excluding that of Shamokin Creek).
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1937 to current year. June
1918 to September 1918 (gage heights only), in reports of Pennsylvania
Department of Forests and Waters.
--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 408.61
ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. See WSP 1903 for
history of changes prior to Dec. 13, 1937. Dec. 13, 1937, to Mar. 23,
1967, water-stage recorder at site 1.7 mi upstream at datum 11.05 ft
--Station established and maintained by
the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station
is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,
the City of Sunbury Municipal Authority and the U.S. Geological
--Flow slightly regulated by 14 flood-control
reservoirs which have a capacity of about 809,000 acre-ft, and during
low flow by Fabridam, forming Lake Augusta located 1.5 mi
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 39.9 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 40.7 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-20 ft, river interests
encouraged to monitor conditions; Shikellamy State Park closed due to
high water; Flood stage-24 ft, both banks overflow; areas not protected
by flood wall and levee system are affected; Moderate flood stage-26
ft, high water affects a number of homes and businesses in areas not
protected by flood wall and levee system; Major flood stage-34 ft, most
areas adjacent to river which are not protected by flood wall and levee
system are affected by high water. Catastrophic flooding occurs in some
of these areas.