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[!] During cold weather, stage and discharge values may be affected by ice at some streamgages. Streamgages experiencing ice conditions will have the discharge record temporarily disabled to prevent the display of erroneous discharge values. Display of discharge record will resume when it is determined that ice conditions are no longer present. Adjustment of data affected by ice can only be done after detailed analysis.




USGS 01573560 Swatara Creek near Hershey, PA

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Station gage imageSTATION.--01573560 SWATARA CREEK NEAR HERSHEY, PA
LOCATION.--Lat 40`17'54", long 76`40'05", Dauphin County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, on left bank, 0.4 mi downstream from Manada Creek, 0.5 mi upstream from State Highway 39, and 1.5 mi northwest of Hershey.
DRAINAGE AREA.--483 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--October 1975 to current year.
GAGE.--Water-stage recorder and gated concrete control. Datum of gage is 325.94 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. (levels by Susquehanna River Basin Commission).
COOPERATION.--Station established and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. Funding for the operation of this station is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey through the National Streamflow Information Program and the Cooperative Water Program.
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE.-
Supplied by USGS: Maximum recordable gage height (stage sensor operational limit) - 26.8 ft; Data transmitter operational limit - 27.6 ft;
Supplied by NWS: Action stage-6 ft; Flood stage-7 ft, the right, or north, bank begins to overflow; several roadways upstream of gage are affected by high water; Moderate flood stage-10 ft, a few homes adjacent to the creek upstream of the Rte 39 bridge flood; Major flood stage-14 ft, numerous homes adjacent to the creek are affected by high water.
This station managed by the PAWSC New Cumberland Office.

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00065 Gage height 2014-10-31  2015-02-28
00060 Discharge 2007-10-01  2015-02-28

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Most recent instantaneous value: 1.68   02-28-2015  16:45 EST
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Most recent instantaneous value: Ice   02-28-2015  16:45 EST
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Daily discharge, cubic feet per second -- statistics for Feb 28 based on 38 years of record more
Most Recent
Instantaneous
Value Feb 28
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Ice 148 552 787 1030 1320 3130