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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 Pottstown Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 7:45AM May 26, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 8:00AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 8:15AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 8:30AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 8:45AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 9:15AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 9:30AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 9:45AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:15AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:30AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 10:45AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:00AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:15AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:30AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:45AM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 12:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 12:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 12:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 12:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 1:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 1:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 1:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 2:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 2:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 2:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:31PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:15PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:45PM May 26, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 5:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 5:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 5:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 5:31AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 5:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 7:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 7:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 7:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 9:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 9:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 9:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 9:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 10:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 10:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:00AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:15AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:30AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:45AM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 1:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 1:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 1:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 1:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 2:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 2:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 2:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 2:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 3:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 3:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 3:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 3:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 4:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 4:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 4:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 4:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:31PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 6:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 6:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 6:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 6:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 9:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 9:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 9:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 9:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 10:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 10:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 10:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 10:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:00PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:15PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:30PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:45PM May 27, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 8:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 8:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:00AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:15AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:30AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:45AM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 12:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 12:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 12:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 12:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 1:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 1:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 1:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 1:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 2:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 3:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 3:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 3:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 3:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 5:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 5:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 6:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 6:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 6:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 6:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 7:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 7:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 7:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 9:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 9:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 9:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 9:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 10:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 10:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 10:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 10:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:00PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:15PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:30PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 11:45PM May 28, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:00AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:15AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:30AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:45AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 1:00AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 1:15AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 1:30AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 1:45AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 2:00AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 2:15AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 2:30AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 2:45AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 3:00AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 3:15AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 3:30AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.92 ft at 3:45AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:00AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:15AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:30AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 4:45AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:00AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:15AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:30AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:45AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 5:47AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 6:00AM May 29, 2016Observed: 1.91 ft at 6:15AM May 29, 2016Forecast: 1.9 ft 8:00AM May 29, 2016Forecast: 1.9 ft 2:00PM May 29, 2016Forecast: 1.9 ft 8:00PM May 29, 2016Forecast: 2 ft 2:00AM May 30, 2016Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00AM May 30, 2016Forecast: 2.7 ft 2:00PM May 30, 2016Forecast: 3 ft 8:00PM May 30, 2016Highest Forecast: 4.1 ft 2:00AM May 31, 2016Forecast: 3.7 ft 8:00AM May 31, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPTNP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:34AM May 29, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 8:55AM May 28)Latest observed value: 1.91 ft at 6:15 AM EDT 29-May-2016. Flood Stage is 12.5 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by nearby construction.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Schuylkill River at Pottstown are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 12.5
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 29.97 ft on 06/23/1972
(2) 21.00 ft on 02/28/1902
(3) 20.84 ft on 06/29/2006
(4) 20.15 ft on 05/23/1942
(5) 19.20 ft on 08/24/1933
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.90 ft on 05/01/2014
(2) 18.27 ft on 09/09/2011
(3) 10.29 ft on 08/28/2011
(4) 14.13 ft on 03/12/2011
(5) 12.10 ft on 10/01/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.40 ft on 08/13/1930

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30 The control building at the Sewage Treatment Plant downstream of Pottstown is flooded.
28 The PA Route 100 bridge is closed.
25 The aeration tanks at the Sewage Treatment Plant downstream of Pottstown is flooded.
23 The railroad running along the river is flooded.
22 The Hanover Street bridge is closed.
20 Industrial Highway and the Keim Street bridge is closed. The Sewage Treatment Plant downstream of Pottstown begins to flood.
19 Businesses in Pottstwon begin to flood
18 Additional roads in Pottstown begin to flood.
13 Portions of PA Route 724 along the Berks/Chester county line are closed due to high water, specfically Union Township in Berks county and North Coventry Township in Chester county.
12.5 Portions of PA Route 724 along the Berks/Chester county line begin to flood, specifically Union Township in Berks county and North Coventry Township in Chester county.
11 Sewers in the Pottstown area, due to high and backwater effects, begin to flood.
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Latitude: 40.241667° N, Longitude: 75.651944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12.5 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 29 117.86 ft 130.36 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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