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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 Wilkes Barre are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 28
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 42.66 ft on 09/09/2011
(2) 40.91 ft on 06/24/1972
(3) 35.06 ft on 09/27/1975
(4) 34.96 ft on 09/19/2004
(5) 34.45 ft on 01/20/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.51 ft on 12/19/2023 (P)
(2) 25.63 ft on 12/26/2020
(3) 28.77 ft on 08/15/2018
(4) 27.40 ft on 01/25/2018
(5) 22.83 ft on 01/24/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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48.1 Height of the instrument shelf. Inundation at this point will stop gauge from operating.
42.66 Record flood stage of September 9, 2011. Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.
41 Maximum effective design of levee protection for the city of Wilkes-Barre. Levee height above this level may not provide protection.
40.9 Flood stage from Hurricane Agnes, June 24, 1972.
36 Nescopeck borough begins to flood.
35 Dundee area in Hanover Township begins to flood. US Route 11 in Edwardsville floods.
33 Mocanaqua begins to flood.
32 Main Street in Shickshinny floods.
31 Hollenback Park in Wilkes-Barre, Duryea and West Pittston are affected. The Brookside area begins to flood.
30 Major flooding begins. US Route 11 in Avondale is covered by flood water. Main Street in Shickshinny begins to flood. Flooding begins to affect areas of Wilkes-Barre upstream of North Street bridge, including the Court House.
29 US Route 11 in Shickshinny is closed. River Road in Port Blanchard and West Pittston begin to flood. PP&L Riverlands facilities begin to flood.
28 Moderate flooding begins. US Route 11 in West Nanticoke is closed. Canal Street in West Nanticoke begins to flood.
27 US Route 11 in West Nanticoke and River Road in Plainsville begin to flood.
24 Canal Street in Shickshinny and lowlands in Pittston begin to flood.
22 Minor flooding begins. Lowlands in Plainsville, Plymouth Flats, West Nanticoke and Shickshinny flood. Maximum effective design of levee protection in the City of Wilkes-Barre is 41 feet.
(1) looking upstream
(2) view of gagehouse
(3) looking downstream

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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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