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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Susquehanna River at Sunbury are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Danville Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Harrisburg
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 34
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 24
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 35.80 ft on 06/24/1972
(2) 31.66 ft on 09/09/2011
(3) 30.62 ft on 09/27/1975
(4) 30.44 ft on 09/19/2004
(5) 30.32 ft on 01/20/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 31.66 ft on 09/09/2011
(2) 25.58 ft on 04/29/2011
(3) 26.03 ft on 03/12/2011
(4) 26.89 ft on 06/28/2006
(5) 26.15 ft on 04/03/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.83 ft on 10/16/1971
(2) 5.16 ft on 08/06/1983
(3) 5.60 ft on 09/30/1980
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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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35 Widespread catastrophic flooding occurs in areas outside the flood wall and levee system. This is the design height of the flood protection works anround Sunbury.
34 Most areas adjacent to the river, which are not protected by the flood wall and levee system, are affected by high water. Catasrophic flooding occurs in some of these areas.
32 Widespread flooding occurs in areas not protected by the flood wall and levee system. Many homes and businesses are affected.
30 Widespread flooding occurs in areas not protected by the flood wall and levee system. Many homes and businesses are affected.
28 Widespread flooding occurs in areas not protected by the flood wall and levee system. Many homes and businesses are affected.
26 High water affects a number of homes and businesses in areas not protected by the flood wall and levee system.
24 Both banks overflow. Areas not protected by the flood wall and levee system are affected.
22 River interests are encouraged to monitor conditions for further rises.
20 River interests are encouraged to monitor conditions for further rises. Shilellimy State Park closed due to high water.
Photos
(1) looking upstream
(2) view of the gagehouse
(3) looking downstream

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
3 Day (SREF) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
SREF Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble  GEFS Ensemble 

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics. 

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