USGS 01553500 West Branch Susquehanna River at Lewisburg, PA

PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION

Click to hidestation-specific text

 


Interactive Flood Inundation Map Available

Station gage imageSTATION.--01553500 WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT LEWISBURG, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`58'03", long 76`52'36", Northumberland County, Hydrologic Unit 02050206, at downstream side of left abutment of Market Street bridge on State Highway 45 at Lewisburg, 0.2 mi downstream from Buffalo Creek, and 7.4 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA.--6,847 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1939 to current year. September 1913 to August 1923 (gage heights only), are contained in reports of Water Supply Commission of Pennsylvania or Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 427.45 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (from benchmark). Sept. 21, 1913, to Aug. 31, 1923, Dec. 7, 1939, to July 2, 1940, and Oct. 20, 1987, to Sept. 30, 1988, non-recording gage at same site and datum. Prior to March 15, 2024, the datum of gage was reported as 428.20 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Since Oct. 1, 1942, water-stage recorder for Susquehanna River at Sunbury (station 01553990) used as an auxiliary gage. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
COOPERATION.--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) - 37.5 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 38.9 ft;
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-14 ft; Flood stage - 18 ft, the left, or east bank overflows; low lying areas will flood; Moderate flood stage-23 ft, the mobile home park along Rte 405 downstream of bridge will flood; Major flood stage-28 ft, the right, or west bank overflows and affects Lewisburg; widespread inundation on left bank affects several mobile home parks; many residences and businesses on both banks affected by flood waters;
This station managed by the PAWSC Williamsport Field Office.

Available Parameters Available Period
  
1985-10-01  2024-05-18
2007-10-01  2024-05-18
2021-10-01  2024-05-18







 (7)
 

  -- or --

 


 

Summary of all available data for this site
Instantaneous-data availability statement


Discharge, cubic feet per second

Most recent instantaneous value: 20200 05-18-2024   03:45 EDT
Graph of

Add up to 2 more sites and replot for "Discharge, cubic feet per second"

?
 


Create presentation-quality / stand-alone graph.   Subscribe to WaterAlert      

See this graph on the Monitoring Location Pages


Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for May 18 based on 84 water years of record more
Min
(1941)
25th
percen-
tile
Median Mean 75th
percen-
tile
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value May 18
Max
(1978)
3150 7130 12000 15300 18300 20200 75000


Gage height, feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 6.52 05-18-2024   03:45 EDT
Graph of

Add up to 2 more sites and replot for "Gage height, feet"

?
 


Create presentation-quality / stand-alone graph.   Subscribe to WaterAlert      

See this graph on the Monitoring Location Pages




Stream water level elevation above NAVD 1988, in feet

Most recent instantaneous value: 433.97 05-18-2024   03:45 EDT
Graph of

Add up to 2 more sites and replot for "Stream water level elevation above NAVD 1988, in feet"

?
 


Create presentation-quality / stand-alone graph.   Subscribe to WaterAlert      

See this graph on the Monitoring Location Pages