River Statement
Issued by NWS State College, PA

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA
116 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...RIVER ICE STATEMENT...

...WEST BRANCH RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/31/2015 8:52:05   ID: 42
     LOCATION: AT THE MOUTH OF TURTLE CREEK IN TURTLEVILLE.
     WINFIELD..
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 250
     FT FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE AND 20 FT FEET FROM THE EAST
     SHORE.  IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 30 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS
     OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS
     OF PIECES OF SHEET ICE.  REMARKS: OBSERVATION OF THE EAST
     BANK IS ACTUALLY CAT BIRD ISLAND AND NOT THE ACTUAL EAST
     SHORE LINE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/31/2015 13:15:51   ID: 4
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BETWEEN
     MUNCY AND WATSONTOWN..
     REPORT:   ALTHOUGH THERE IS A LITTLE SHORE ICE, THE
     CHANNEL IN THE AFTERNOON IS 100% OPEN AND CLEAR WITH WATER
     MOVING NICELY DOWNSTREAM.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/30/2015 11:57:33   ID: 9
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM THE DAM IN
     WILLIAMSPORT UP-RIVER TO THE LYCOMING/CLINTON COUNTY LINE.
     REPORT:   FROM THE DAM IN WILLIAMSPORT UP-RIVER TO
     CRAIN ISLAND THE RIVER CHANNEL IS 100% SNOW-COVERED SHEET ICE.
     FROM THE TOP OF CRAIN ISLAND NEAR LARRYS CREEK TO THE TOP OF
     THE GREAT ISLAND AT JERSEY SHORE THE RIVER CHANNEL IS 100%
     FREEZE-UP JAM TYPE ICE. FROM HERE UP-RIVER TO THE LYCOMING
     AND CLINTON COUNTY LINE, ALSO THE MOUTH OF BIG PINE CREEK THE
     RIVER CHANNEL IS BACK TO 100% SNOW-COVERED SHEET ICE.

...MAIN STEM RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/30/2015 9:18:39   ID: 76
     LOCATION: LOWER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM MARIETTA
     SOUTHWARD TO SAFE HARBOR DAM.
     REPORT:   THE RIVER IS GENERALLY COVERED WITH PACKED
     SLUSH ICE FROM CHICKIES CREEK SOUTHWARD TO SAFE HARBOR DAM,
     ALTHOUGH AN AREA OF OPEN WATER HAS FORMED ALONG THE WESTERN
     SHORE NORTH OF LONG LEVEL. THERE IS SHEET ICE AMONG THE
     ISLANDS NORTH OF TURKEY HILL IN THE VICINITY OF WASHINGTON BORO.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/29/2015 14:48:18   ID: 41
     LOCATION: WALNUT ST WRIGHTSVILLE.
     REPORT:   IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 40 PERCENT OF THE
     CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS OPEN WATER, BUT IT IS CLEAR OF ANY
     MOVING ICE.  REMARKS: ICE NOTED TO BE STACKING IN CENTER OF
     RIVER. MORE OPEN AREAS NOTED THEN OTHER DAYS NOW..RIVER
     LEVEL DOWN.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/27/2015 10:46:41   ID: 20
     LOCATION: COLUMBIA BOROUGH RIVER PARK/ROUTE 462 BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 20 PERCENT OF THE
     CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS OPEN WATER, BUT IT IS CLEAR OF ANY
     MOVING ICE.  REMARKS: THERE IS A CHANNEL TOWARD THE WEST
     SIDE THAT DOES NOT APPEAR TO EXTEND TO THE SHORELINE.  THE
     RIVER IS OTHERWISE ICE COVERED, PACKED SLUSH, WITH SMALL POOLS
     OF OPEN WATER IN THE AREA BETWEEN THE ROUTE 462 BRIDGE AND
     OLD BRIDGE PIERS TOWARD THE EAST SHORE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/26/2015 8:51:34   ID: 29
     LOCATION: MARIETTA BOAT CLUB, MARIETTA, PA.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 100
     FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE AND 15 FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE.
     IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 20 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS OPEN WATER, BUT IT IS CLEAR OF ANY MOVING ICE.
     REMARKS: ABOUT 75% COVER, MOSTLY PACKED SLUSH. THE CHANNEL ON
     THE WEST SIDE IS OPEN & CLEAR. IT SEEMS TO BE FLOWING WELL.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/26/2015 10:15:34   ID: 12
     LOCATION: SUSQUEHANNA RIVER IN LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP
     BETWEEN THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE BRIDGE (I-76) TO AND ALONG
     HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
     REPORT:   REMARKS: SOLID ICE COVER, NOW SNOW COVERED.
     NO OPEN PONDS OR CHANNELS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/26/2015 14:55:58   ID: 27
     LOCATION: WEST SHORE SUSQUEHANNA 1 FRONT ST, EAST
     PENNSBORO, PA 17025.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 50
     FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE.  IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 90
     PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN
     WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL SLUSH.  REMARKS:
     APPROXIMATELY 200FT OF OPEN CHANNEL -FREE OF ICE NEAR THE CONODOGUINET
     CREEK CONFLUENCE; OTHERWISE >90% OF CHANNEL IS SOLID ICE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/30/2015 20:13:18   ID: 23
     LOCATION: CITY ISLAND,.HARRISBURG.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR UNKNOWN.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER
     IS NEAR UNKNOWN.  THE DATE OF COMPLETE ICE COVER WAS
     1/15/2015.  REMARKS: ICE IS STILL PACKED AROUND CITY ISLAND. THERE
     IS A.CHANNEL FORMING ON THE WEST BANK.  EXTENDS FROM WEST
     FAIRVIEW TO ALMOST TO THE WALNUT STREET BRIDGE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/29/2015 8:41:04   ID: 39
     LOCATION: NEAR THE JUNCTION OF THE SUSQUEHANNA AND THE
     JUNIATA.
     REPORT:   IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 90 PERCENT OF THE
     CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE
     ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL SLUSH.  REMARKS: THE SUSQUEHANNA IS
     TIGHTLY PACKED SLUSH ICE, BUT STILL MOVING.  THE JUNIATA HAS
     SLIGHT SLUSH ICE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/29/2015 11:55:44   ID: 1
     LOCATION: SUNBURY.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 5
     FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE AND 10 FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE.  IN
     GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     FRAZIL PANS.

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