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Schuylkill River at Philadelphia Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.89 ft at 8:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 8:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 9:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 9:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 10:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 10:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 11:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 11:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 12:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 12:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 1:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 1:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 2:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 2:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 3:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 3:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 4:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 4:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 5:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 5:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 6:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 6:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 7:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 7:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 8:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 8:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 9:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 9:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 10:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 10:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 11:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 11:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 12:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 12:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 1:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 1:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 2:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 2:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 3:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 3:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 4:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 4:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 5:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 5:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 5:31AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 6:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 6:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 8:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 8:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 9:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 9:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 10:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 10:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 11:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 11:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 12:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 12:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 1:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 1:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 2:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 2:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 3:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 3:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 4:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 4:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 5:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 5:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 6:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 6:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 7:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 8:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 8:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 9:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 9:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 10:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 11:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 11:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 12:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 12:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 1:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.06 ft at 1:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 2:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 2:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 3:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 4:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 4:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 5:00AM Sep 01, 2014Highest Observation: 6.16 ft at 5:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 6:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 6:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 7:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 7:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 8:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 8:01AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 8:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 9:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 9:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 10:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 10:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 11:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 11:30AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.09 ft at 12:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.08 ft at 12:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.08 ft at 1:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.07 ft at 1:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.06 ft at 2:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.05 ft at 2:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.05 ft at 3:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.05 ft at 3:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.04 ft at 4:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.04 ft at 4:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.03 ft at 5:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.02 ft at 5:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.02 ft at 6:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.01 ft at 6:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.01 ft at 7:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 7:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 8:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 8:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 9:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 5.99 ft at 9:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 10:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 10:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 5.99 ft at 11:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 11:30PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 12:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 12:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 1:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 1:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 2:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 2:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 3:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.99 ft at 3:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 4:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 4:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 5:00AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 5:30AM Sep 02, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 6:00AM Sep 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 6 ft 8:00AM Sep 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 6 ft 2:00PM Sep 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 6 ft 8:00PM Sep 02, 2014Highest Forecast: 6 ft 2:00AM Sep 03, 2014Highest Forecast: 6 ft 8:00AM Sep 03, 2014Highest Forecast: 6 ft 2:00PM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 8:00PM Sep 03, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 2:00AM Sep 04, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 8:00AM Sep 04, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPADP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:33AM Sep 2, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:56AM Sep 1)Latest observed value: 5.97 ft at 6:00 AM EDT 2-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:15.5
Moderate Flood Stage:13
Flood Stage:11
Action Stage:10

Historical Crests
(1) 17.00 ft on 10/04/1869
(2) 14.80 ft on 03/01/1902
(3) 14.70 ft on 08/24/1933
(4) 14.65 ft on 06/23/1972
(5) 14.57 ft on 06/02/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.40 ft on 09/02/1966
(2) 5.50 ft on 07/29/1965
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13 Main Street in Manayunk is closed from Ridge Avenue to Leverington Street.
12 Main Street in Manayunk floods in the area of Shurs Lane.
11.5 Route 1 off ramp to Ridge Avenue is flooded and closed. MLK Drive is flooded and closed between Greenland Drive and Montgomery Drive.
11 Kelly Drive is flooded and closed between Hunting Park Avenue and Falls Bridge. The Flat Rock area is flooded.
10.4 Kelly Drive is flooded and closed between North Ferry Road and Falls Bridge.
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Latitude: 39.967778° N, Longitude: 75.188889° 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 5.74 ft 16.74 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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