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[!] During cold weather, stage and discharge values may be affected by ice at some streamgages. Streamgages experiencing ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent the display of erroneous discharge values. Display of discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Adjustment of data affected by ice can only be done after detailed analysis.

USGS 01573560 Swatara Creek near Hershey, PA


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Station gage imageSTATION.--01573560 SWATARA CREEK NEAR HERSHEY, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`17'54", long 76`40'05", Dauphin County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, on left bank, 0.4 mi downstream from Manada Creek, 0.5 mi upstream from State Highway 39, and 1.5 mi northwest of Hershey.
DRAINAGE AREA.--483 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1975 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder, crest-stage gage, and gated concrete control. Datum of gage is 325.94 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. (levels by Susquehanna River Basin Commission).
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.
Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height and data transmitter operational limit - 27.6 ft;
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-7 ft, the right, or north, bank begins to overflow; several roadways upstream of gage are affected by high water; Moderate flood stage-10 ft, a few homes adjacent to the creek upstream of the Rte 39 bridge flood; Major flood stage-14 ft, numerous homes adjacent to the creek are affected by high water.
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

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00060 Discharge 1985-10-01  2018-03-23
00065 Gage height 2007-10-01  2018-03-23

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Most recent instantaneous value: 679 03-23-2018   05:45 EDT
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281 646 679 1010 1680 2030 7480

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Most recent instantaneous value: 2.24 03-23-2018   05:45 EDT
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