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Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
01536500 SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT WILKES-BARRE, PA
LOCATION - Lat 41°15'03", long 75°52'52" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, Luzerne County, PA, Hydrologic Unit 02050107, on left bank on downstream side of North Street bridge in Wilkes-Barre, and 1.8 mi upstream from Toby Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA - 9,960 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 109: 1900-1905. WSP 351: Drainage area. WSP 781: 1902(M). WSP 1302: 1916. WSP 1432: 1901-5, 1907, 1909, 1913, 1937(M). WDR PA-86-2: 1960(M), 1964(M), 1975(M), 1979(M). WDR PA-89-2: 1964(P). WDR PA-90-2: 1988(M) 1989(P).
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1899 to current year. Gage-height records collected at same site since November 1890 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. 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. From Oct 1, 1996 to Oct 6, 2011, at site 5 ft downstream. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
COOPERATION - Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for this station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS - Flow slightly regulated by 8 flood-control reservoirs, which have a combined capacity of 368,800 acre-ft. Maximum peak flow for period of record occurred at gage height 40.91 ft from floodmark. Records for water year 2014 are fair except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Records for water year 2015 are good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Records for water year 2016 are good except those for estimated daily discharges, which are poor. Records for water year 2017 are good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor. Records for water year 2018 are good except those for estimated discharges, which are poor.
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.