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Swatara Creek at Middletown
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Swatara Creek at Middletown are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:16
Moderate Flood Stage:14
Flood Stage:11
Action Stage:10

Historical Crests
(1) 28.45 ft on 06/23/1972
(2) 20.60 ft on 06/29/2006
(3) 19.50 ft on 09/19/2004
(4) 19.47 ft on 09/27/1975
(5) 15.10 ft on 03/12/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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18 Numerous homes along the Lower Swatara are affected. Route 230 is flooded.
16 Widespread flooding occurs. Numerous homes are affected by high water. Route 230 is affected.
14 Residences are affected by high water on both banks upstream of the Vine Street Bridge.
12 Both banks overflow just upstream of the Vine Street Bridge. Several basements are affected.
11 Both banks overflow just upstream of the Vine Street Bridge.
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Latitude: 40.200000° N, Longitude: 76.716667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 284 ft 295 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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