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--01573560 SWATARA CREEK NEAR HERSHEY, PA
--Lat 40`17'54", long
76`40'05", Dauphin County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, on left
bank, 0.4 mi downstream from Manada Creek, 0.5 mi upstream from State
Highway 39, and 1.5 mi northwest of Hershey.
--483 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1975 to current year.
--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and
gated concrete control. Datum of gage is 325.94 ft above National
Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. (levels by Susquehanna River Basin
--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
and the U.S. Geological Survey.
--Flows are diverted by Hershey Chocolate
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height and
data transmitter operational limit - 27.6 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-7 ft,
the right, or north, bank begins to overflow; several roadways upstream
of gage are affected by high water; Moderate flood stage-10 ft, a few
homes adjacent to the creek upstream of the Rte 39 bridge flood; Major
flood stage-14 ft, numerous homes adjacent to the creek are affected by