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USGS 01573600 Swatara Creek at Middletown, PA
STATION.--01573600 SWATARA CREEK AT MIDDLETOWN,
LOCATION.--Lat 40`11'32.86, long
76`43'41.58", Dauphin County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, at
Grubb Street Bridge and Hoffer Park, at Middletown.
DRAINAGE AREA.--569 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--June 2007 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 278.56
ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
COOPERATION.--Funding for the operation of this
station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey.
REMARKS.--Satellite telemetry at station.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by USGS: Data transmitter operational limit -
35.7 ft. Flood of Record-- 23.29 ft.
Supplied by NWS: Level of flooding associated with the
remnants of Tropical Storm Lee on September 9, 2011. 20 ft--Widespread
flooding of structures... including the trailer park at Harborton Place
and Caravan Court. 18 ft-- Widespread flooding occurs. Numerous homes
are affected by high water. Route 230 is affected. Flooding begins in
the vicinity of Hoffer Park. 15 ft--Flooding begins in the vicinity of
Few Avenue and near the community swimming pool. 12 ft-- Both banks
overflow upstream from the Vine Street Bridge and several basements are
affected. 11 ft-- Minor overbank flooding begins near Vine Street
Bridge and downstream to the Susquehanna River.
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.
Summary of all available data for this site
Instantaneous-data availability statement
Most recent instantaneous value: 4.31 01-21-2018 13:15 EST