River Statement
Issued by NWS State College, PA

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA
1155 AM EST TUE JAN 16 2018

...RIVER ICE STATEMENT...

...WEST BRANCH RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/12/2018 18:37:42   ID: 43
     LOCATION: NORTH BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM BOYD`S
     STATION ROUTE 54 THROUGH DANVILLE, AND ROUTE 42 THROUGH
     CATAWISSA.
     REPORT:   IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 90 PERCENT OF THE
     CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE
     ICE CONSISTS OF PIECES OF SHEET ICE.  REMARKS: THERE ARE SOME
     OPEN WATER AREAS, BUT THERE IS MOSTLY ICE, WHICH CONSISTS OF
     FROZEN FRAZIL PANS AND SHEET ICE. THERE ARE SMALL AREAS
     WHERE THERE IS A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF ICE THAT HAS SLIGHTLY
     PILED UP. AT THE TIME OF THIS OBSERVATION THERE WAS NO MAJOR
     DEVIATION FROM THE LAST OBSERVATION.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/13/2018 08:38:37   ID: 47
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH SUSQ @ WINFIELD.
     REPORT:   ICE PACK HAS BROKEN AND IS MOVING.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/11/2018 20:46:47   ID: 71
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM THE
     MILTON-WEST MILTON BRIDGE TO THE LEWISBURG BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR PAST I-80 BRIDGE.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE
     ICE COVER IS NEAR PAST LEWISBURG BRIDGE.  REMARKS: SOME
     DECAY OF THE SOLID ICE COVER HAS OCCURRED DUE TO THE WARMER
     TEMPERATURES, BUT AT LEAST 95% IS STILL SOLID ICE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/13/2018 13:08:50   ID: 4
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT
     MONTGOMERY.
     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 60 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     PIECES OF SHEET ICE.  REMARKS: ICE IS MOVING DOWNSTREAM IN
     CHUNKS FROM MUNCY THROUGH WATSONTOWN.  NO ICE JAMS WITH WATER
     MOVING RAPIDLY AND SMOOTHLY.

...MAIN STEM RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/11/2018 12:47:10   ID: 76
     LOCATION: LOWER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM CHICKIES CREEK
     DOWNRIVER TO SAFE HARBOR DAM.
     REPORT:   THE RIVER IS MOSTLY COVERED WITH SHEET ICE
     FROM SAFE HARBOR DAM UPRIVER TO CHICKIES CREEK, WITH AN AREA
     OF OPEN WATER ON THE WEST SHORE ABOVE WRIGHTSVILLE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/12/2018 08:26:22   ID: 41
     LOCATION: FRONT AND WALNUT ST WRIGHTSVILLE.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR JUST ABOVE RT 30 BRIDGE.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE
     COMPLETE ICE COVER IS NEAR BELOW 462 BRIDGE.  THE DATE OF
     COMPLETE ICE COVER WAS 12/23/2018.  REMARKS: KIND OF EERIE
     LOOKING RIVER THIS AM. FOG/STEAM RISING UP OF ICE PACK. RIVER
     SLIGHTLY ELEVATED AS COMPARED TO YESTERDAY. CAN NOT IMAGINE
     SMALL AMOUNT RAIN RAISED LEVEL THAT MUCH. ICE PACK INTACT AND
     SOME  MINOR STACK AT OLD TRAIN PIERS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/12/2018 14:05:24   ID: 20
     LOCATION: COLUMBIA BOROUGH RIVER PARK AT RTE 462
     BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   REMARKS: DUE TO HEAVY FOG THE FIELD OF
     OBSERVATION WAS VERY LIMITED, MAINLY TO THE AREA OF THE PARK AND
     BRIDGE.  THERE APPEARED TO BE AREAS OF ICE WITH WATER BOTH
     LAYING AND MOVING ON TOP OF THE ICE. IN THE AREA OF THE PARK
     THERE WERE CRACKS BUT NO MOVEMENT FROM THE PREVIOUS DAY.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/10/2018 16:38:35   ID: 29
     LOCATION: MARIETTA BOAT CLUB, MARIETTA , PA.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR FAR AS I CAN SEE.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE
     ICE COVER IS NEAR FAR AS I CAN SEE.  REMARKS: WITH THE HIGH
     TEMPS. THERE WAS A LAYER OF SLUSH ON TOP OF THE ICE, BUT
     THAT LOOKS TO HAVE FROZEN OVERNIGHT IN MOST PLACES. STILL THE
     ICE COVER APPEARS TO BE 100 %.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/13/2018 16:35:50   ID: 27
     LOCATION: HARRISBURG SOUTHWARD TO PA TURNPIKE BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   SITE 1 - EAST SHORE - 5258-5398 RIVER RD,
     HARRISBURG, PA 17110 CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE OF ICE.
     CONSISTED OF LARGE ICE SHEET  NO BREAKS OR FRACTURES OBSERVABLE.
        SITE 2 - EAST SHORE - 1829 N FRONT ST, HARRISBURG, PA
     17102 CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE OF ICE. FROM THIS LOCATION,
     UPSTREAM TO 81(CAPITAL BELTWAY) BRIDGE THERE WERE FEW SMALL
     ICE FREE PATCHES NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE CHANNEL.    SITE 3 -
     EAST SHORE - 870-898 S FRONT ST, HARRISBURG, PA 17104 (SRBC
     STAGE-CAMERA SITE) CHANNEL HAS 95% COVERAGE OF ICE.
     DOWNSTREAM OF THE DOCK STREET DAM, THE EDGE OF A FEW ICE SHEETS WERE
     EXPOSED  THE ICE THICKNESS WAS ESTIMATED AT 2-4? WHICH
     IS APPROXIMATELY 2? THINNER THAN OBSERVED ON 1/12.
     SITE 4 - WEST SHORE - 1-99 WALNUT ST BRIDGE, WORMLEYSBURG, PA
     17043 CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE. 40FT ICE FREE CHANNEL NEAR
     THE DOWNSTREAM RIGHT BANK.   SITE 5 - WEST SHORE - 1 FRONT
     ST, EAST PENNSBORO, PA 17025 CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE OF ICE.
     60FT ICE FREE CHANNEL ALONG DOWNSTREAM RIGHT BANK, BELOW
     THE CONODOGUINET CREEK CONFLUENCE.   SITE 6 - EAST SHORE -
     PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE, STEELTON, PA   CHANNEL HAS 95% COVERAGE
     OF ICE. 100FT ICE FREE CHANNEL ALONG DOWNSTREAM LEFT BANK.
     SOME STREAMFLOW WAS OBSERVED OVER THE ICE SHEETS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/12/2018 12:30:41   ID: 23
     LOCATION: CITY ISLAND HARRISBURG .
     REPORT:   REMARKS: ICE AROUND CITY ISLAND IS STILL
     INTACT.  WATER IS FLOWING ON TOP OF ICE FROM LAST NIGHTS RAIN.
     CHANNEL STARTING TO OPEN ON WEST SIDE.  FROM WEST FAIRVIEW TO
     NORTH OF WALNUT STREET BRIDGE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/13/2018 11:56:06   ID: 19
     LOCATION: SHERMAN`S CREEK ALONG RTE 850 FROM THE CORNER
     OF WARM SPRING ROAD AND LANDISVILLE ROAD TO DRUMGOLD CORNER
     AT RTE 34.
     REPORT:

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/10/2018 14:17:48   ID: 81
     LOCATION: NEAR THE JUNCTION OF THE WEST BRANCH AND THE
     NORTH BRANCH INTO THE MAIN STEM SUSQUEHANNA.
     REPORT:   NORTH BRANCH FROZEN OVER FROM PACKERS ISLAND
     UPSTREAM BEYOND DANVILLE. WEST BRANCH FROZEN OVER FROM BARRY
     KING BRIDGE UPSTREAM BEYOND WINFIELD. MAIN STEM IS FROZEN
     OVER FROM PACKERS ISLAND DOWNSTREAM BEYOND THE ISLE OF QUE IN
     SELINSGROVE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/12/2018 08:53:45   ID: 1
     LOCATION: SUNBURY BELOW DAM.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 20
     FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE AND 20 FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE.  IN
     GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 90 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     PIECES OF SHEET ICE.  REMARKS: ICE ABOVE DAM FOR 2 MILES. SHEET
     ICE AND FREEZEUP JAM.
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MARTIN



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