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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Penns Creek at Penns Creek are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 14.85 ft on 06/23/1972
(2) 13.74 ft on 01/19/1996
(3) 13.00 ft on 02/26/1979
(4) 13.00 ft on 09/16/1934
(5) 12.19 ft on 09/18/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.54 ft on 02/04/2022
(2) 10.90 ft on 09/24/2021
(3) 8.87 ft on 12/25/2020
(4) 8.86 ft on 05/01/2020 (P)
(5) 8.29 ft on 12/22/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.03 ft on 09/03/1966
(2) 1.04 ft on 08/08/1965
(3) 1.04 ft on 11/22/1984
(4) 1.19 ft on 10/29/1985
(5) 1.25 ft on 10/11/1983
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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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14 Widespread flooding occurs on both banks with many homes affected.
12 Significant overflow of both banks occurs. Numerous homes are affected by high water levels.
10 High water overflows both banks. Several homes and cottages on the left or north bank are affected. Many secondary roads along the creek are closed due to high water levels.
8 The left, or north bank overflows downstream of the Route 104 bridge. A campground is affected. A number of secondary roads in the Penns Creek drainage are affected by high water.
(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
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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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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