--01564895 JUNIATA RIVER AT LEWISTOWN, PA
--Lat 40`35'40", long
77`34'58", Mifflin County, Hydrologic Unit 02050304, on left
bank 1200 ft upstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 103, and 0.4 mi
upstream from Kishacoquillas Creek.
--2,519 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--1989 to current year.
--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage.
Datum of gage is 443.83 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of
1929. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
--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.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 51.0 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 52.5 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-18 ft; Flood stage-23
ft, basements of a few homes in the lowest lying areas will flood;
backwater on Kishacoquillas Creek will affect the athletic fields;
Moderate flood stage-27 ft, several homes on West Elizabeth Street will
flood; Rte 22 is also affected; Major flood stage-28 ft, considerable
flood damage occurs to homes and businesses in and around Lewistown.