River Statement
Issued by NWS State College, PA

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FGUS81 KCTP 011718
RVSCTP
PAZ004>005-010>012-017>019-024>028-033>034-037-041>042-045>046-
049>053-056>059-063-065>066-021700-
HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA
1216 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...RIVER ICE STATEMENT...

...WEST BRANCH RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/25/2015 7:51:24   ID: 2
     LOCATION: SHIKELLAMY STATE PARK BOAT LAUNCH.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOLID/INTACT ICE COVER.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/28/2015 16:56:08   ID: 47
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH SUSQ. RIVER 2 MI UPSTREAM FROM
     CONFLUENCE.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR 2 MILE +.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE
     COVER IS NEAR 2 MI.  THE DATE OF COMPLETE ICE COVER WAS
     2/2/2015.  REMARKS: NO NOTICEABLE CHANGE IN NUMBER AND SIZE OF OPEN
     AREAS IN PAST WEEK.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/24/2015 11:42:17   ID: 71
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM THE MILTON
     - WEST MILTON RIVER BRIDGE SOUTH TO THE LEWISBURG RIVER
     BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   REMARKS: SOLID ICE COVER (WITH SNOW COVER)
     FROM ABOVE THE MILTON - WEST MILTON RIVER BRIDGE SOUTH TO
     BELOW THE LEWISBURG RIVER BRIDGE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/26/2015 9:54:28   ID: 4
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BETWEEN
     WILLIAMSPORT AND MUNCY.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR WILIAMSPORT.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE
     COVER IS NEAR MUNCY.  REMARKS: EXCEPT FOR SOME OPEN WATER
     AROUND THE MOUTH OF MAJOR STREAMS AND BRIDGES, THE RIVER IS
     FULL COVER ICE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/26/2015 9:58:46   ID: 4
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BETWEEN
     MONTGOMERY AND WATSONTOWN.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 30
     FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE AND 30 FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE.  IN
     GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 20 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     FRAZIL SLUSH.  REMARKS: FROM MUNCY TO NEAR ALLENWOOD THE WATER
     IS FLOWING MOSTLY FREELY AND SLOWLY, HOWEVER FOR AN AREA
     NORTH OF THE ALLENWOOD BRIDGE THROUGH WATSONTOWN THE RIVER IS
     MOSTLY FULL ICE COVERED.

...MAIN STEM RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/26/2015 9:37:22   ID: 76
     LOCATION: LOWER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM HARRISBURG
     INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SOUTHWARD TO SAFE HARBOR DAM.
     REPORT:   THE RIVER IS 100% SHEET ICE FROM SAFE HARBOR
     DAM NORTHWARD TO THE ISLANDS NEAR WASHINGTON BORO. NORTH OF
     THE SHEET ICE, THE EASTERN HALF OF THE RIVER IS HEAVY PACK
     ICE NORTHWARD TO CHICKIES ROCK AND THE WESTERN HALF OF THE
     RIVER IS OPEN WATER. FROM CHICKIES ROCK NORTHWARD TO YORK
     HAVEN, THE EASTERN HALF OF THE RIVER IS SHEET ICE AND THE
     WESTERN HALF OF THE RIVER IS OPEN WATER. FROM YORK HAVEN DAM
     NORTHWARD TO NEAR HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, THE RIVER IS
     COVERED WITH HEAVY PACK ICE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/24/2015 8:15:49   ID: 41
     LOCATION: WALNUT ST WRIGHTSVILLE.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 250
     FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE.  IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 50
     PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN
     WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL PANS.  REMARKS: CHANNEL
     REMAINS OPEN BETWEEN THE 30 AND 462 BRIDGES..AND BELOW 462
     BRIDGE. BUT WITH THE COLD SOME ICE FORMING..AND IS FLOWING AT
     PRESENT. REMAINS OF STACK ICE STILL PRESENT APPROX 10 PEERS
     OUT FROM WEST SHORE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/23/2015 15:49:59   ID: 20
     LOCATION: COLUMBIA BOROUGH RIVER PARK/ROUTE 462 BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   THERE APPEARS TO BE A CHANNEL OF OPEN WATER
     ALONG THE WEST SHORE EXTENDING APPROXIMATELY 25% OF THE
     RIVER`S WIDTH IN THE AREA EXTENDING FROM ABOVE THE ROUTE 30
     BRIDGE TO ABOUT A MILE BELOW THE ROUTE 462 BRIDGE.  THE REMAINDER
     OF THE RIVER CONTINUES TO BE PACKED ICE AND ICE COVERED.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/24/2015 9:20:43   ID: 29
     LOCATION: MARIETTA BOAT CLUB, MARIETTA, PA.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 10
     FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE AND 100 FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE.
     IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 20 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     FRAZIL SLUSH.  REMARKS: ABOUT 20% OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN ON
     THE WEST SIDE, BUT IT IS FULL OF SLOW MOVING SLUSH.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/23/2015 15:14:22   ID: 12
     LOCATION: SUSQUEHANNA RIVER IN LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP
     BETWEEN THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE BRIDGE (I-76) TO AND ALONG
     HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
     REPORT:   REMARKS: THE RIVER FROM THE OBSERVATION POINT
     IS COMPLETELY ICE AND SNOW COVERED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
     TWO PARALLEL 100-FOOT BY 25-FOOT CHANNELS OF OPEN WATER.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/23/2015 15:22:11   ID: 27
     LOCATION: SITE 1- EAST SHORE - 5258-5398 RIVER RD,
     HARRISBURG, PA SITE 2- EAST SHORE - 1829 N FRONT ST,
     HARRISBURG, PA SITE 3- EAST SHORE - 870-898 S FRONT ST,
     HARRISBURG, PA SITE 4- WEST SHORE - 1-99 WALNUT ST BRIDGE,
     WORMLEYSBURG, PA SITE 5- WEST SHORE - 1 FRONT ST, EAST PENNSBORO,
     PA SITE 6- EAST SHORE - PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE, STEELTON,
     PA.
     REPORT:   SITE 1- EAST SHORE - 5258-5398 RIVER RD,
     HARRISBURG, PA:  100% SOLID SHEET ICE COVER. SNOW FROM
     SATURDAY HAS COVERED THE ICE ON THE RIVER. SITE 2- EAST SHORE -
     1829 N FRONT ST, HARRISBURG, PA: 95% OR GREATER SOLID ICE
     COVER. ICE FREE CHANNEL OF WATER APPROXIMATELY 30FT WIDE WAS
     PRESENT CLOSE TO THE EAST SHORE. UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM
     EXTENT OF ICE FREE CHANNEL WAS DECREASED FROM OBSERVATION TAKEN
     02/16/2015. WATER ELEVATION OF CHANNEL THAT WAS FREE OF ICE
     WAS APPROXIMATELY 3-5FT LOWER THAN THE TOP OF ICE ELEVATION.
     SITE 3- EAST SHORE - 870-898 S FRONT ST, HARRISBURG, PA:
     100% OF THE CHANNEL WAS COVERED WITH ICE. APPROXIMATELY
     2-4FT OF ICE BUILDUP UPSTREAM OF DOCK STREET DAM. ICE DEPTH IS
     DECREASED UP TO 0.5FT NEAR MARGINS OF HIGHWAY 81 DUE TO ROAD
     SALT.  SITE 4- WEST SHORE - 1-99 WALNUT ST BRIDGE,
     WORMLEYSBURG, PA: 100% OF THE CHANNEL WAS COVERED WITH ICE.  SITE
     5- WEST SHORE - 1 FRONT ST, EAST PENNSBORO, PA: 95% OR
     GREATER OF THE CHANNEL WAS COVERED WITH ICE. AN ICE-FREE CHANNEL
     APPROX. 250FT WIDE WAS PRESENT CLOSE TO THE WEST SHORE. THE
     ICE FREE CHANNEL EXTENDED UPSTREAM OF THE CONODOGUINET
     CREEK CONFLUENCE.  SITE 6- EAST SHORE - PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE,
     STEELTON, PA: 95% OR GREATER OF THE CHANNEL WAS COVERED
     WITH ICE. UP TO 4FT OF ICE BUILDUP ON BRIDGE PIERS. AN ICE FREE
     CHANNEL (APPROX. 25FT WIDE) EXISTED NEAR THE EAST SHORE.
     ANOTHER ICE FREE CHANNEL THAT WAS OBSERVED ON 02/15/2015 IS
     NOW COVERED WITH ICE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/27/2015 6:42:31   ID: 23
     LOCATION: CITY ISLAND, HARRISBURG.
     REPORT:   THE DATE OF COMPLETE ICE COVER WAS 2/27/2015.
      REMARKS: ICE AROUND CITY ISLAND HAS REMAINED THE SAME THIS
     WEEK, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE OPEN CHANNEL ON THE WEST
     SIDE. THE CHANNEL EARLY IN THE WEEK WAS FILLING IN WITH THE
     COLDER TEMPS, BUT LATE WEEK WARMER TEMPS THE CHANNEL HAS BEEN
     EXTENDING TOWARDS THE WALNUT STREET BRIDGE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/26/2015 13:50:43   ID: 1
     LOCATION: SUNBURY BELOW DAM.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 20
     FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE AND 20 FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE.  IN
     GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 90 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS OPEN WATER, BUT IT IS CLEAR OF ANY MOVING ICE.
     REMARKS: ABOVE VETERANS BRIDGE, ICE IS INTACT.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/24/2015 8:40:11   ID: 46
     LOCATION: BLOOMSBURG PA TOWN PARK.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR AT LEAST 3 MILES.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE
     ICE COVER IS NEAR AT LEAST 5 MILES.  THE DATE OF COMPLETE
     ICE COVER WAS 2/24/2015.

$$

EVANEGO



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.