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--01531500 SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT TOWANDA, PA
--Lat 41`45'55", long
76`26'28", Bradford County, Hydrologic Unit 02050106, on right
bank at Bridge Street in Towanda, and 1.8 mi upstream from Towanda
--7,797 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--October 1913 to current year.
Gage-height records collected at same site from October 1892 to
September 1913 are contained in reports of U.S. Weather Bureau.
--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 693.70
ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to Oct. 18, 1938,
non-recording gage at same site and datum. Satellite and landline
telemetry at station. Prior to November 10, 2022, the datum of gage was
erroneously reported as 694.38 ft above NGVD29.
--Funding for the operation of this
station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.
--Flow slightly regulated by 7 flood-control
reservoirs which have a combined capacity of 356,800 acre-ft.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 34.1 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 35.5 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-14 ft; Flood stage-16
ft, minor field flooding from both banks up and downstream of Towanda;
Moderate flood stage-18 ft, basement flooding begins in the flats area
near airport; Major flood stage-25.1 ft, the homes in the flats area of
Towanda are inundated. Major flood damage begins.