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Susquehanna River at Harrisburg Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.35 ft at 8:00PM Sep 14, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:30PM Sep 14, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:00PM Sep 14, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:30PM Sep 14, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 10:00PM Sep 14, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 10:30PM Sep 14, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:00PM Sep 14, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:30PM Sep 14, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 1:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 1:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 2:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 2:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 3:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 3:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 10:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 10:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:00AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:01AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:30AM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 1:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 1:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 2:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 2:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 3:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 3:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 10:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 10:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:00PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:30PM Sep 15, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 1:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 1:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 2:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 2:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 3:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 3:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:30AM Sep 16, 2014Highest Observation: 3.37 ft at 8:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:00AM Sep 16, 2014Highest Observation: 3.37 ft at 9:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 10:00AM Sep 16, 2014Highest Observation: 3.37 ft at 10:30AM Sep 16, 2014Highest Observation: 3.37 ft at 11:00AM Sep 16, 2014Highest Observation: 3.37 ft at 11:01AM Sep 16, 2014Highest Observation: 3.37 ft at 11:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 1:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 1:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 2:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 2:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 3:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 3:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 4:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 5:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 6:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 6:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 7:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 7:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 8:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 10:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 10:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 12:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 1:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 1:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 2:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 2:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 3:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 3:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 4:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 4:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 5:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 5:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 6:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 6:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 7:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 7:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 8:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 8:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 9:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 9:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 10:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 10:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 11:00AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 11:01AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 11:30AM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 12:00PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 12:30PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 1:00PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 1:30PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 2:00PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 2:30PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 3:00PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 3:30PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 4:00PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 4:30PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 5:00PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 5:30PM Sep 17, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 6:00PM Sep 17, 2014Forecast: 3.32 ft 8:00PM Sep 17, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 2:00AM Sep 18, 2014Forecast: 3.29 ft 8:00AM Sep 18, 2014Forecast: 3.3 ft 2:00PM Sep 18, 2014Forecast: 3.31 ft 8:00PM Sep 18, 2014Forecast: 3.34 ft 2:00AM Sep 19, 2014Forecast: 3.35 ft 8:00AM Sep 19, 2014Forecast: 3.38 ft 2:00PM Sep 19, 2014Forecast: 3.39 ft 8:00PM Sep 19, 2014Forecast: 3.39 ft 2:00AM Sep 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 3.4 ft 8:00AM Sep 20, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHARP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:31PM Sep 17, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:09AM Sep 17)Latest observed value: 3.33 ft at 6:00 PM EDT 17-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:23
Moderate Flood Stage:20
Flood Stage:17
Action Stage:11

Historical Crests
(1) 33.27 ft on 06/24/1972
(2) 29.23 ft on 03/19/1936
(3) 26.80 ft on 06/02/1889
(4) 25.70 ft on 05/22/1894
(5) 25.17 ft on 09/09/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.83 ft on 09/13/1964
(2) 2.46 ft on 09/25/1963
(3) 2.48 ft on 11/29/1930
(4) 2.59 ft on 09/28/1959
(5) 2.67 ft on 11/06/1964
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32 Widespread flooding occurs on both banks. The square and central business district in Harrisburg begin to be affected.
30 Widespread flooding occurs on both banks.
28 Widespread flooding occurs in the residential sections of Front and Second Streets and in the Shipoke area of Harrisburg.
26 Green and Vaughn Streets flood.
24 The residential section of Front and Second Streets in Harrisburg flood at this level. Cameron Street in Harrisburg floods due to backwater from Paxton Creek.
23 Evacuations are necessary in the Shipoke area of Harrisburg. The water level reaches the corner of Keller and Front Streets.
22.5 US 22/322 in the vicinity of the Dauphin Narrows is impacted by flood waters.
21 Homes on both banks are affected by high water. This is the approximate level of Routes 11 and 15...upstream of the Market Street Bridge.
19 A number of homes in West Fairview...Dauphin...and Harrisburg flood.
17 Basements of residences and businesses on both banks flood. The parking lot on City Island begins to take on water.
15 The recreation area of City Island is evacuated. River interests are encouraged to monitor conditions.
13 The recreation area on City Island is evacuated. River interests are encouraged to monitor conditions.
11 Recreational use of City Island begins to be curtailed. River interests are encouraged to monitor conditions.
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(1) looking upstream
(2) view of the gagehouse
(3) looking downstream
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Latitude: 40.254722° N, Longitude: 76.886389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 290 ft 307 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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