River Statement
Issued by NWS State College, PA

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA
1200 PM EST THU MAR 5 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: 03/04/2015 13:04:03   ID: 4
     LOCATION: WEST BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM
     MUNCY TO WATSONTOWN.
     REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE.  THE ICE EXTENDS 50
     FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE AND 20 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
     FRAZIL PANS.  REMARKS: FROM MUNCY TO ALLENWOOD THE FLOW IS FREE
     AND CLEAR EXCEPT FOR SOME COMPLETE COVER ICE JUST NORTH OF
     MONTGOMERY.  FROM NEAR ALLENWOOD THROUGH WATSONTOWN THE
     RIVER IS MOSTLY COMPLETE ICE COVERED.

...MAIN STEM RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES...

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: 03/05/2015 7:29:20   ID: 23
     LOCATION: CITY ISLAND, HARRISBURG.
     REPORT:   REMARKS: ICE PACK AROUND CITY ISLAND HAS
     REMAINED THE SAME AS LAST WEEK.  THE OPENING ON THE WEST SIDE
     HAS EXTENDED PAST THE MARKET STREET BRIDGE.

DATE OF OBSERVATION: 03/05/2015 8:56:32   ID: 39
     LOCATION: CLARKS FERRY BRIDGE NEAR THE CONFLUENCE OF
     THE SUSQUEHANNA AND THE JUNIATA.
     REPORT:   REMARKS: SNOW COVERED ICE.

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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