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Forecast services to continue at Langhorne stream gage during Route 213 bridge construction.  Click here for forecast hydrograph, click here to access temporary USGS observations from a gage 0.55 miles downstream located at Brownsville Rd.

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Schuylkill River at Philadelphia Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.97 ft at 4:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 5:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 5:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 6:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 6:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 8:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 9:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 9:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 10:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:00PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 11:30PM Oct 28, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 12:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 12:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 1:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 1:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 2:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 2:01AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 2:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 3:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 3:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 4:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 4:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 5:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 5:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 8:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 8:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 9:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 9:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 10:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 10:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 11:00AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 11:30AM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 12:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 12:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 1:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 1:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 2:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 2:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 3:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 3:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 4:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 4:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 5:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 5:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 6:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 6:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 8:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 9:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 9:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 10:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:00PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:30PM Oct 29, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 12:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 12:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 1:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 1:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 2:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 2:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 3:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 3:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 4:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 4:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 5:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 5:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 7:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 7:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 8:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 8:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 9:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 9:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 10:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 10:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 11:00AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 11:30AM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 12:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 12:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 1:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 1:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 2:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 2:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 3:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 3:30PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 5.98 ft at 4:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 4:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 5:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 5:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 6:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 6:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:00PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 5.98 ft at 7:30PM Oct 30, 2014Highest Observation: 5.98 ft at 8:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 9:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 9:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 10:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 10:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 10:31PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 11:00PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:30PM Oct 30, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 12:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 12:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 1:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 1:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 2:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 2:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 3:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 3:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 4:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 4:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 5:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 5:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 6:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 6:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 7:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 7:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 8:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 8:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 9:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 9:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 10:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 10:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 11:00AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 11:30AM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 12:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 12:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 1:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 1:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 2:00PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 2:30PM Oct 31, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 3:00PM Oct 31, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 8:00PM Oct 31, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 2:00AM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 8:00AM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 2:00PM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 8:00PM Nov 01, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 1:00AM Nov 02, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 7:00AM Nov 02, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 1:00PM Nov 02, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 7:00PM Nov 02, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 1:00AM Nov 03, 2014Highest Forecast: 6 ft 7:00AM Nov 03, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPADP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:03PM Oct 31, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:33AM Oct 31)Latest observed value: 5.97 ft at 3:00 PM EDT 31-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia are issued routinely year-round.
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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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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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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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