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USGS 01531500 Susquehanna River at Towanda, PA

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Station gage imageSTATION.--01531500 SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT TOWANDA, PA
LOCATION.--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 Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA.--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.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 694.38 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to Oct. 18, 1938, non-recording gage at same site and datum. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS.--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.
This station managed by the PAWSC Williamsport Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
1985-10-01  2021-07-24
2007-10-01  2021-07-24







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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 16800 07-24-2021   09:45 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Jul 24 based on 107 water years of record more
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25th
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Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Jul 24
Max
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590 1440 2420 4530 4850 16800 31900


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 3.96 07-24-2021   09:45 EDT
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