River Statement
Issued by NWS State College, PA

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA
1220 PM EST SAT JAN 20 2018

...RIVER ICE STATEMENT...

...WEST BRANCH RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/19/2018 12:46:39   ID: 2
     LOCATION: SHIKELLAMY STATE PARK / CONFLUENCE .
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 50
     FEET FROM THE NORTH SHORE AND 50 FEET FROM THE SOUTH SHORE.
     IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     PIECES OF SHEET ICE.  REMARKS: ICE IN THE WATER IS A MIX OF
     BROKEN SHEET ICE AND FRAZIL PANS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/14/2018 16:46:25   ID: 47
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH SUSQ. 2MI UPSTREAM FROM SUNBURY.
     REPORT:   BROKEN ICE CAKES MOVING DOWN STREAM NICELY.
     ICE IS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER DUE TO THE CSVTP
     CAUSEWAY. IT IS THEN FANNING OUT TO COVER THE WHOLE CHANNEL
     DOWNSTREAM OF THE ISLANDS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/19/2018 10:28:26   ID: 4
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT
     MONTGOMERY.
     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 10 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     FRAZIL PANS.  REMARKS: NUMEROUS FRAZIL PANS COVERING MOST OF
     THE CHANNEL, HOWEVER, ALL ARE MOVING SMOOTHLY AND RAPIDLY
     DOWNSTREAM.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/18/2018 17:19:15   ID: 13
     LOCATION: VETERANS BRIDGE IN LOCK HAVEN ON THE WEST
     BRANCK OF THE SUSQUEHANNA  RIVER.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 5
     FEET FROM THE NORTH SHORE AND 5 FEET FROM THE SOUTH SHORE.  IN
     GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 30 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     FRAZIL PANS.  REMARKS: VIEW LIVE ON LOCK HAVEN CITY`S WEB CAM.

...MAIN STEM RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/19/2018 16:15:31   ID: 6
     LOCATION: SELINSGROVE PA.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 5 TO
     10 FEET FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE AND 5 TO 10 FEET FEET FROM
     THE EAST SHORE.  IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 60 PERCENT OF
     THE CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE
     ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL PANS.  REMARKS: WATER AND ICE ARE
     MOVING SMOOTHLY.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/20/2018 10:23:41   ID: 76
     LOCATION: LOWER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM SAFE HARBOR DAM
     UPRIVER TO CHICKIES CREEK.
     REPORT:   SHEET ICE WAS OBSERVED IMMEDIATELY ABOVE SAFE
     HARBOR DAM. ABOVE THIS, THERE IS A PACK ICE AND PACKED
     SLUSH ICE UPRIVER TO CHICKIES CREEK. THERE IS HEAVY PACK ICE
     BETWEEN WRIGHTSVILLE AND TURKEY HILL, WITH AN AREA OF OPEN
     WATER EAST OF THE ISLANDS NEAR WASHINGTON BORO.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/19/2018 10:53:39   ID: 41
     LOCATION: FRONT AND WALNUT.... ACCOMAC...LONG LEVEL.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR ABOVE RT 30 BRIDGE.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE
     COMPLETE ICE COVER IS NEAR BELOW LOCK 2 LONG LEVEL.  THE DATE OF
     COMPLETE ICE COVER WAS 12/23/2017.  REMARKS: AT ACCOMAC..ICE
     IS PACKING AGAINST SHORE CHANNEL ALMOST CLOSE WITH FLOWING
     SLUSH ICE.  WRIGHTSVILLE AT FRONT AND WALNUT..MINOR FLOODING
     DECREASED AND NONE NOTED AT 500 BLOCK NORTH FRONT ST.  ICE IS
     PUSH UP ON SHORE AT WALNUT  / FRONT ST. PUSH MAY HAVE
     OCCURRED YESTERDAY AND NOTED THIS AM..WATER NOTED FLOWING ON LAND
     AT THAT LOCATION. LONG LEVEL LOCK 2..NO REAL CHANGE HERE
     ICE STILL STACKING IN CENTER OF RIVER. SOME RISE OF WATER
     LEVEL BUT MINOR AND THEN REFROZE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2018 11:24:31   ID: 20
     LOCATION: COLUMBIA BOROUGH RIVER PARK/RTE 462 BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 30 PERCENT OF THE
     CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE
     ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL SLUSH.  REMARKS: OBSERVING FROM THE
     EAST SHORE, THERE IS OPEN WATER WITH SLUSH ICE EXTENDING TO THE
     FIFTH BRIDGE PIER NORTH TO RTE 30 BRIDGE AND SOUTH TO BELOW
     COLUMBIA.  THERE IS A MASS OF PACKED ICE MOVING IN THE
     MIDDLE OF THE RIVER. I AM UNABLE TO SEE THE WESTERN SHORE.  THE
     ELEVATION IN COLUMBIA APPEARS TO BE FIVE TO SIX FEET ABOVE
     NORMAL ELEVATION.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/18/2018 15:11:07   ID: 29
     LOCATION: MARIETTA BOAT CLUB, MARIETTA , PA.
     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 10 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     FRAZIL PANS.  REMARKS: I AM SEEING RUNNING SLUSH ACROSS THE
     WHOLE RIVER. IT SEEMS TO HAVE DROPPED SINCE THIS MORNING & THE
     BEND AT CHICKIES, THE CHANNEL LOOKS WIDER, BUT I CAN`T BE
     SURE. IT DOES LOOK TO BE RUNNING SLOWER THAN IT WAS THIS
     MORNING, BUT IT IS STILL MOVING ALL THE WAY ACROSS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2018 13:02:11   ID: 27
     LOCATION: HARRISBURG DOWNRIVER TO THE PA TURNPIKE
     BRIDGE.
     REPORT:   SITE 1 - EAST SHORE - 5258-5398 RIVER RD,
     HARRISBURG, PA 17110 CHANNEL HAS 95% COVERAGE OF ICE. 80% OF
     THE ICE/CHANNEL IS MOBILE. ICE IS UP TO 12 INCHES THICK. 100FT
     ICE FREE CHANNEL EXISTS ON DOWNSTREAM, LEFT BANK.      SITE
     2 - EAST SHORE - 1829 N FRONT ST, HARRISBURG, PA 17102
     CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE OF ICE. ICE IS LOCKED UP ALONG THE
     DOWNSTREAM, LEFT BANK FROM THE 81 (CAPTIAL BELTWAY) BRIDGE TO
     DIVISION STREET. 80% OF THE ICE/CHANNEL IS MOBILE.    SITE 3
     - EAST SHORE - 870-898 S FRONT ST, HARRISBURG, PA 17104
     (SRBC STAGE-CAMERA SITE) CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE AND IS
     MOBILE. CONSISTS OF FRAZIL PANS AND LARGER ICE SHEETS.    SITE 4 -
     WEST SHORE - 1-99 WALNUT ST BRIDGE, WORMLEYSBURG, PA 17043
     CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE. ONLY 30% OF ICE/CHANNEL BETWEEN
     WEST SHORE AND CITY ISLAND IS MOBILE. AND IS MOBILE.     SITE
     5 - WEST SHORE - 1 FRONT ST, EAST PENNSBORO, PA 17025
     CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE OF ICE. 70% OF THE ICE/CHANNEL IS
     MOBILE.    SITE 6 - EAST SHORE - PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE, STEELTON,
     PA   CHANNEL HAS 95% COVERAGE OF ICE. 100% OF ICE/CHANNEL
     IS MOBILE. 100FT ICE FREE CHANNEL ALONG DOWNSTREAM LEFT BANK.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/20/2018 10:20:43   ID: 23
     LOCATION: CITY ISLAND HARRISBURG.
     REPORT:   IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OF THE
     CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE
     ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL SLUSH.  REMARKS: THE WEST SHORE SIDE OF
     THE RIVER IS STILL JAMMED WITH MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF ICE. AT
     LEAST FIVE FEET THICK.  APPROXIMATELY 150 WISE FROM THE
     HARVEY TAYLOR BRIDGE TO THE MARKET STREET BRIDGE THE REMAINDER OF
     IF RIVER AROUND CITY ISLAND IS FLOWING FREELY.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/18/2018 10:56:46   ID: 1
     LOCATION: SUNBURY BELOW DAM.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 10
     FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE AND 5 FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE.  IN
     GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 70 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.
     THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF
     FRAZIL PANS.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2018 11:53:17   ID: 46
     LOCATION: BLOOMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL, MAIN STEM
     SUSQUEHANNA.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 10
     FEET FROM THE SOUTH SHORE.  IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 30
     PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN
     WATER.  THE ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL PANS.

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