River Statement
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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA
1201 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...RIVER ICE STATEMENT...

...WEST BRANCH RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 03/03/2015 7:44:11   ID: 2
     LOCATION: SHIKELLAMY STATE PARK BOAT LAUNCH.
     REPORT:   THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER
     IS NEAR PA ROUTE 61 BRIDGE.  REMARKS: SMALL PATCHES OF OPEN
     WATER ARE VISIBLE IN THE SHEET ICE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/28/2015 16:56:08   ID: 47
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER 2 MI
     UPSTREAM FROM CONFLUENCE.
     REPORT:   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: 03/04/2015 9:27:21   ID: 11
     LOCATION: LYCOMING COUNTY--SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AND THE
     MAIN TRIBUTARIES.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR THE CLINTON COUNTY LINE.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE
     COMPLETE ICE COVER IS NEAR THE UNION COUNTY LINE.  REMARKS:
     ALL OF THE TRIBUTARIES TO THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER ARE ICE
     COVERED BY AT 95%.  THEY HAVE BEEN THIS WAY FOR SEVERAL WEEKS AS
     HAS THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER.  THE TRIBUTARIES ARE: LYCOMING
     CREEK/PINE CREEK/LOYALSOCK CREEK AND MUNCY CREEK.

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: 03/02/2015 16:42:26   ID: 29
     LOCATION: CHICKIES ROCK PARK BOAT LAUNCH.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 100
     FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE AND 10 FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE.
     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: SHEET ICE ABOUT 70% ACROSS FROM THE
     EAST SHORE. ABOUT 30% OF THE CHANNEL ON THE WEST SIDE IS OPEN
     & THERE IS SLUSH ICE MOVING IN THE CHANNEL.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 03/02/2015 10:33:16   ID: 12
     LOCATION: SUSQUEHANNA RIVER IN LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP
     BETWEEN THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE BRIDGE (I-76) TO AND ALONG
     HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
     REPORT:   IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 10 PERCENT OF THE
     CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS OPEN WATER, BUT IT IS CLEAR OF ANY
     MOVING ICE.  REMARKS: THE RIVER IS ICE AND SNOW COVERED THE
     LENGTH OF THE OBSERVABLE AREA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AN OPEN
     30-YARD WIDE CHANNEL ALONG THE EAST (NORTH) SHORE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 03/03/2015 9:15:10   ID: 27
     LOCATION: SITE 1  EAST SHORE - 5258-5398 RIVER RD,
     HARRISBURG, PA 17110 SITE 2  EAST SHORE - 1829 N FRONT ST,
     HARRISBURG, PA 17102 SITE 3  EAST SHORE - 870-898 S FRONT ST,
     HARRISBURG, PA 17104 SITE 4  WEST SHORE - 1-99 WALNUT ST
     BRIDGE, WORMLEYSBURG, PA 17043 SITE 5  WEST SHORE - 1 FRONT ST,
     EAST PENNSBORO, PA 17025    SITE 6  EAST SHORE - PENNSYLVANIA
     TURNPIKE, STEELTON, PA.
     REPORT:   SITE 1  EAST SHORE - 5258-5398 RIVER RD,
     HARRISBURG, PA 17110 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 17102 95% OR GREATER SOLID
     ICE COVER. ICE FREE CHANNEL OF WATER APPROXIMATELY 20FT WIDE
     WAS PRESENT CLOSE TO THE EAST SHORE. 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 17104 100% OF THE CHANNEL WAS COVERED
     WITH ICE. THERE IS A LIP (UP TO 1FT HIGH) OF ICE AT THE
     LOCATION OF THE DOCK-ST. 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 17043 95% OF
     THE CHANNEL WAS COVERED WITH ICE. AN ICE FREE CHANNEL
     APPROX. 30FT WIDE EXISTED CLOSE TO THE WEST SHORE.   SITE 5  WEST
     SHORE - 1 FRONT ST, EAST PENNSBORO, PA 17025 95% OR GREATER
     OF THE CHANNEL WAS COVERED WITH ICE. AN ICE-FREE CHANNEL
     APPROX. 300FT 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.
     AN ICE FREE CHANNEL (APPROX. 40FT WIDE) EXISTED NEAR THE
     EAST SHORE.

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: 03/03/2015 7:29:40   ID: 46
     LOCATION: BLOOMSBURG PA TOWN PARK.
     REPORT:   THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS
     NEAR AT LEAST 2 MILES.  THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE
     ICE COVER IS NEAR AT LEAST 4 MILES.  THE DATE OF COMPLETE
     ICE COVER WAS 3/3/2015.  REMARKS: THE RIVER REMAINS COVERED IN
     SNOW PACK,AS IT HAS FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS.


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