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Swatara Creek at Middletown Stage (ft)Observed: 2.16 ft at 2:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 3:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 3:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 3:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 3:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 4:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 4:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 4:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 4:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 5:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 5:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 5:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 5:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 6:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 7:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 7:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 7:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 7:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 8:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 8:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 8:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 8:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 9:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 9:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 9:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 9:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 11:00AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 11:15AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 11:30AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 11:45AM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 12:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 12:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 1:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 1:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 2:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 2:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 4:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 5:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 5:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 5:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 6:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 7:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 8:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 8:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 8:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 8:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 9:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 9:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 9:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 9:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 11:00PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:15PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 11:30PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 11:45PM Jul 30, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 12:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 1:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 1:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 1:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 2:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 2:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 2:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 3:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 3:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 3:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 3:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 4:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 4:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 4:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 5:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 5:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 5:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 5:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 6:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 6:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 6:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 7:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 7:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 7:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 7:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 8:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 8:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 8:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 8:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 9:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 9:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 9:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 9:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 10:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 10:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 10:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 10:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:00AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:15AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 11:30AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 11:45AM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 12:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 12:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 12:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 1:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 1:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 1:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 1:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 2:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 2:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 2:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 2:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 3:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 3:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 3:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 3:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 4:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 4:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 4:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 4:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 5:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 5:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 5:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 5:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 6:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 6:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 6:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 6:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 7:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 7:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 8:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 8:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 9:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 9:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 10:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:00PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:15PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:30PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 11:45PM Jul 31, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 12:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 12:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 12:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 1:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 3:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 3:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 3:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 4:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 5:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 6:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 7:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 7:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 10:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:00AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:15AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 11:30AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 11:45AM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 12:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 12:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 12:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 2:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 2:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 3:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 3:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 3:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 4:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 4:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 4:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 4:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 5:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 5:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 5:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 5:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 6:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 6:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 6:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 7:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 8:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 8:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 9:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 9:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 10:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 10:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 11:00PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:15PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 11:30PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 11:45PM Aug 01, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:00AM Aug 02, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 12:15AM Aug 02, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 12:30AM Aug 02, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 12:45AM Aug 02, 2014Highest Observation: 2.22 ft at 1:00AM Aug 02, 2014Observed: 2.21 ft at 1:15AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 8:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 2.04 ft 2:00PM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 2.1 ft 8:00PM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 2.13 ft 2:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 2.2 ft 8:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 2.28 ft 2:00PM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00PM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 2.37 ft 2:00AM Aug 04, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.4 ft 8:00AM Aug 04, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMTLP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:32AM Aug 2, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:12AM Aug 1)Latest observed value: 2.21 ft at 1:15 AM EDT 2-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Swatara Creek at Middletown are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:18
Moderate Flood Stage:15
Flood Stage:11
Action Stage:10

Historical Crests
(1) 23.29 ft on 09/09/2011
(2) 16.36 ft on 03/12/2011
(3) 12.67 ft on 03/08/2011
(4) 12.63 ft on 04/18/2011
(5) 11.81 ft on 01/14/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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23.29 Flood of Record. Level of flooding associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee on September 9 2011.
20 Widespread flooding of structures...including the trailer park at Harborton Place and Caravan Court.
18 Widespread flooding occurs. Numerous homes are affected by high water. Route 230 is affected. Flooding begins in the vicinty of Hoffer Park.
15 Flooding begins in the vacinity of Few Avenue and near the community swimming pool.
12 Both banks overflow upstream of the Vine Street Bridge and several basements are affected.
11 Minor overbank flooding begins near the Vine Street Bridge downstream to the Susquehanna River.
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(1) Upstream from gage site
(2) Downstream from Gage
(3) River gage
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Latitude: 40.192500° N, Longitude: 76.728333° 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 278.56 Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available 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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