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A new USGS gauge is being installed on the new Route 213 Bridge near Langhorne.  During the gage checkout period, continue to 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 Reading Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.21 ft at 5:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.21 ft at 5:30PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.19 ft at 6:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.18 ft at 6:30PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.17 ft at 7:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.17 ft at 7:30PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.17 ft at 8:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.17 ft at 8:30PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.18 ft at 9:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.19 ft at 9:30PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.22 ft at 10:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.22 ft at 10:30PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.24 ft at 11:00PM Jan 19, 2018Observed: 4.24 ft at 11:30PM Jan 19, 2018Highest Observation: 4.25 ft at 12:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.24 ft at 12:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.24 ft at 1:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.24 ft at 1:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.23 ft at 2:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.22 ft at 2:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.21 ft at 3:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.21 ft at 3:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.21 ft at 4:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.19 ft at 4:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.18 ft at 5:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.19 ft at 5:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.18 ft at 6:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.17 ft at 7:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.17 ft at 7:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 8:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 8:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 9:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 9:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 10:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 11:00AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 11:30AM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 12:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 12:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 1:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 1:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 2:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 2:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.16 ft at 3:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.15 ft at 3:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 4:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 4:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 5:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 6:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 6:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 7:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 7:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 8:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 8:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 9:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 9:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 11:00PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 11:30PM Jan 20, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 12:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 12:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 1:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 1:01AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 1:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 2:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 2:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 3:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 3:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 4:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 4:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 5:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 6:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 6:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 7:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 7:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 8:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 8:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 9:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 9:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 10:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 10:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 11:00AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 11:30AM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 12:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 12:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 1:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 1:01PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 1:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 2:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 2:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 3:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.08 ft at 5:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.08 ft at 5:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 6:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 6:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.08 ft at 7:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 7:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 8:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.08 ft at 8:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 9:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 10:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 10:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 11:00PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 11:30PM Jan 21, 2018Observed: 4.08 ft at 12:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 12:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:01AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 1:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 2:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 2:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 3:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 5:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 6:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 6:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.09 ft at 7:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 7:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 8:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 8:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 9:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 9:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 10:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 10:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 11:00AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 11:30AM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 12:00PM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 12:30PM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 1:00PM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 1:01PM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 1:30PM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 2:00PM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:30PM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.11 ft at 3:00PM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:30PM Jan 22, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:00PM Jan 22, 2018Forecast: 4.2 ft 7:00PM Jan 22, 2018Forecast: 4.2 ft 1:00AM Jan 23, 2018Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00AM Jan 23, 2018Forecast: 4.9 ft 1:00PM Jan 23, 2018Forecast: 5.9 ft 7:00PM Jan 23, 2018Highest Forecast: 6 ft 1:00AM Jan 24, 2018Forecast: 5.8 ft 7:00AM Jan 24, 2018Forecast: 5.5 ft 1:00PM Jan 24, 2018Forecast: 5.2 ft 7:00PM Jan 24, 2018Forecast: 5.1 ft 1:00AM Jan 25, 2018Forecast: 5 ft 7:00AM Jan 25, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesRDRP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:47PM Jan 22, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 9:38AM Jan 22)Latest observed value: 4.1 ft at 4:00 PM EST 22-Jan-2018. Flood Stage is 15.5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Schuylkill River at Reading are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15.5
Action Stage: 14.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 31.30 ft on 06/22/1972
(2) 23.75 ft on 06/28/2006
(3) 20.40 ft on 09/08/2011
(4) 17.50 ft on 04/16/1983
(5) 17.36 ft on 01/25/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.57 ft on 05/01/2014
(2) 20.40 ft on 09/08/2011
(3) 10.05 ft on 08/29/2011
(4) 15.01 ft on 03/11/2011
(5) 23.75 ft on 06/28/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.60 ft on 11/01/1914
(2) 1.50 ft on 07/28/1954

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26 The Penn Street ramps in West Reading are flooded.
22 Flooding spreads in Reading with more roads flooded, including the east and west bound lanes of US 222/422 (West Shore Bypass). The Conrail tracks in West Reading are inundated.
18 Additional streets in Reading are closed. West Reading begins to experience street flooding. The Reading Conrail tracks are also flooded.
16 Flooding occurs along portions of Franklin, Grape and Chestnut Streets in Reading.
15.5 Flooding begins in Reading. Portions of Water and Canal Streets are flooded.
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Latitude: 40.334722° N, Longitude: 75.936667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15.5 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 185.50 ft 201.00 ft  

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During winter months, cold and ice may result in inaccurate real-time stream stage and streamflow data. Adjustments or deletions of this data can only be done after detailed analysis.
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