River Statement
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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1026 AM EST THU JAN 22 2015

RIVER ICE STATEMENT

...ALLEGHENY RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

BELOW LOCK 5 NATRONA ICE COVERAGE RANGES FROM 20 PERCENT TO 50
PERCENT OF LAYERED AND SHEET ICE. ICE THICKENSS 2 TO 3 INCHES.THE
POOL BETWEEN LOCKS 3 AND 4 IS FROZEN SOLID  FROM SPRINGDALE POWER
PLANT TO LOCK 4. THE CHANNEL FROM LOCK 4 TO THE SPRINGDALE POWER
PLANT HAS THE CHANNEL OPEN.SOME TRAFFIC LIMITATIONS ARE IN EFFECT
AT LOCK 4 AND ABOVE LOCK 5.

ABOVE LOCK 5 NATRONA...ICE COVERAGE IS 80 PERCENT TO 100 PERCENT
OF LAYERED AND SHEET ICE ON THE RANGING FROM 14 TO 36 INCHES IN
THICKNESS.

ABOVE LOCK 9...AN ICE JAM HAS DEVELOPED DOWNSTREAM FROM PARKER
CAUSING ELEVATED LEVELS IN PARKER. THERE IS ALSO AN ICE JAM BELOW
FRANKLIN. SOME FLUCTUATIONS TO ACTION STAGES ARE POSSIBLE AT PARKER.
CONDINTIONS APPEAR TO BE STABLE ABOVE PARKER.

...CLARION RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

AN ICE JAM IS CURRENTLY ABOVE THE BRIDGE NEAR COOKSBURG PRODUCING
ELEVATED LEVELS. CONDITIONS APPEAR STABLE AT THSI TIME...BUT THIS
COULD CHANGE WITH RESERVOIR RELEASES.

...MONONGAHELA RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

NO SIGNIFICANT ICE IS CURRENTLY BEING REPORTED WITHIN THE MONONGAHELA
RIVER BASIN.

...CHEAT RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

...NO REPORTS...

...YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

SOME ICE JAMMING IS OCCURRING IN AND AROUND SUTERSVILLE...BUT WATER
IS FLOWING WITH NO ELEVATED STAGES OCCURRING.

...OHIO RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

ICE COVERAGE OF 10 PERCENT SHORE ICE 1 INCH THICK WAS REPORTED AT NEW
CUMBERLAND. ONLY LOCALIZED SLUSH AND ROTTEN ICE UP TO 3 INCHES THICK WAS
REPORTED AT MONTGOMERY AND NEW CUMBERLAND.

NO LIMITATIONS ARE BEING REPORTED ON THE UPPER OHIO RIVER. ONLY
EMSWORTH IS PERFORMING ICE LOCKAGES DUE TO ICE MOVING OUT OF THE
ALLEGHENY RIVER.

...TUSCARAWAS RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

SOME ICE AFFECTING RIVER LEVELS HAVE OCCURED NEAR NEW PHILADELPHIA...
HOWEVER WATER CONTINUES TO FLOW.

...STILLWATER CREEK AND TRIBUTARIES...

...NO REPORTS...

...MUSKINGUM RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

MUSKINGUM COUNTY EMA STATES THAT ICE JAM ON THE MUSKINGUM RIVER IN THE
DILLON ROAD AREA AQND EXTENDING BACK TO THE "Y" BRIDGE. THE ICE WITHIN
THE JAM IS 4 TO 5 FEET IN THICKNESS WITH WATER FLOWING UNDER ICE AND
THROUGH A NARROW CHANNEL IN THE THE RIVER CAUSING NO PROBLEMS. ABOVE
THE JAM IS ONLY SHORE ICE. LICKING RIVER FLOWING FREE AND CLEAR.



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