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USGS 01536500 Susquehanna River at Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Station gage imageSTATION.--01536500 SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT WILKES-BARRE, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 41`15'03", long 75`52'52", Luzerne County, Hydrologic Unit 02050107, on left bank at downstream side of North Street bridge in Wilkes-Barre, and 1.8 mi upstream from Toby Creek.
DRAINAGE AREA.--9,960 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--April 1899 to current year. Gage-height records collected at same site since November 1890, 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.--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 8 flood-control reservoirs, which have a combined capacity of 368,800 acre-ft.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE-
Supplied by USGS.--Data transmitter operational limit - 48.1 ft
Supplied by NWS.--Action stage-10 ft; Flood stage-22 ft, Lowlands in Plainsville, Plymouth Flats, West Nanticoke and Shickshinny flood; Moderate flood stage-28 ft, US Route 11 in Avondale covered by flood water; Main street in Shickshinny begins to flood; upstream of North Street bridge including Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre begins to flood; Major flood stage-30 ft, US Route 11 in West Nanticoke closed; Canal Street begins to flood.
This station managed by the PAWSC Williamsport Field Office.

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00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2019-05-19
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2019-05-19

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Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 29400 05-19-2019   04:45 EDT
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for May 19 based on 120 years of record more
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2620 6840 11100 15000 20200 29400 61700


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 8.34 05-19-2019   04:45 EDT
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