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--01564895 JUNIATA RIVER AT LEWISTOWN, PA
--Lat 40`35'40", long
77`34'58", Mifflin County, Hydrologic Unit 02050304, on left
bank 1,200 ft upstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 103, and 0.4 mi
upstream from Kishacoquillas Creek.
--2,519 square miles.
PERIOD OF RECORD.
--1989 to March 2016,
continuous-record annual peak only; April 2016 to current year,
--Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage.
Datum of gage is 443.83 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of
1929. Satellite and landline telemetry at station.
--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.
--Daily discharge not available prior to April
2016. Flow regulated since Oct 1972 by Raystown Dan (01563100).
GAGE HEIGHTS OF IMPORTANCE
Supplied by USGS
: Maximum recordable gage height
(stage sensor operational limit) - 51.0 ft; Data transmitter
operational limit - 52.5 ft;
Supplied by NWS
: Action stage-18 ft; Flood stage-23
ft, basements of a few homes in the lowest lying areas will flood;
backwater on Kishacoquillas Creek will affect the athletic fields;
Moderate flood stage-27 ft, several homes on West Elizabeth Street will
flood; Rte 22 is also affected; Major flood stage-28 ft, considerable
flood damage occurs to homes and businesses in and around Lewistown.