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Mahoning Creek at Punxsutawney Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 1217 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2024Highest Observation: 1217 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2024PNXP1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (11:03AM May 25, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 1217 ft at 7:00 AM EDT 24-May-2024. Flood Stage is 1232 ft
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NOTE: The above river forecast includes future rainfall/snowmelt. Forecast stages may be different if the actual rainfall/snowmelt is different than the forecast rainfall/snowmelt.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Mahoning Creek at Punxsutawney are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 1237
Moderate Flood Stage: 1234
Flood Stage: 1232
Action Stage: 1229.4
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 1,236.50 ft on 07/19/1996
(2) 1,232.50 ft on 06/23/1972
(3) 1,231.00 ft on 03/10/1964
(4) 1,230.60 ft on 09/18/2004
(5) 1,229.40 ft on 07/28/2013
(6) 1,227.50 ft on 02/24/1975

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,229.40 ft on 07/28/2013
(2) 1,230.60 ft on 09/18/2004
(3) 1,236.50 ft on 07/19/1996
(4) 1,227.50 ft on 02/24/1975
(5) 1,232.50 ft on 06/23/1972
(6) 1,231.00 ft on 03/10/1964

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1,217.00 ft on 09/26/1939

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1232 When the river stage reading at Punxsutawney rises above 1232 feet MSL, minor flooding begins along Pine Street.
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Latitude: 40.943889° N, Longitude: 78.967222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 1232 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 1214.5 ft 2446.5 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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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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