217  
FGUS81 KCTP 211706  
RVSCTP  
PAZ004>005-010>012-017>019-024>028-033>034-037-041>042-045>046-  
049>053-056>059-063-065>066-221700-  
HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE, PA  
1203 PM EST SUN JAN 21 2018  
   
..RIVER ICE STATEMENT
 
 
   
..WEST BRANCH RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES
 
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/19/2018 12:46:39 ID: 2  
LOCATION: SHIKELLAMY STATE PARK / CONFLUENCE .  
REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE. THE ICE EXTENDS 50  
FEET FROM THE NORTH SHORE AND 50 FEET FROM THE SOUTH SHORE.  
IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.  
THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER. THE ICE CONSISTS OF  
PIECES OF SHEET ICE. REMARKS: ICE IN THE WATER IS A MIX OF  
BROKEN SHEET ICE AND FRAZIL PANS.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/14/2018 16:46:25 ID: 47  
LOCATION: WEST BRANCH SUSQ. 2MI UPSTREAM FROM SUNBURY.  
REPORT: BROKEN ICE CAKES MOVING DOWN STREAM NICELY.  
ICE IS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER DUE TO THE CSVTP  
CAUSEWAY. IT IS THEN FANNING OUT TO COVER THE WHOLE CHANNEL  
DOWNSTREAM OF THE ISLANDS.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/19/2018 10:28:26 ID: 4  
LOCATION: WEST BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER AT  
MONTGOMERY.  
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 10 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.  
THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER. THE ICE CONSISTS OF  
FRAZIL PANS. REMARKS: NUMEROUS FRAZIL PANS COVERING MOST OF  
THE CHANNEL, HOWEVER, ALL ARE MOVING SMOOTHLY AND RAPIDLY  
DOWNSTREAM.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/18/2018 17:19:15 ID: 13  
LOCATION: VETERANS BRIDGE IN LOCK HAVEN ON THE WEST  
BRANCK OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER.  
REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE. THE ICE EXTENDS 5  
FEET FROM THE NORTH SHORE AND 5 FEET FROM THE SOUTH 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: VIEW LIVE ON LOCK HAVEN CITY'S WEB CAM.  
   
..MAIN STEM RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES
 
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/20/2018 16:57:15 ID: 6  
LOCATION: SELINSGROVE PA.  
REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE. THE ICE EXTENDS 5 TO  
10 FEET FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE AND 5 TO 10 FEET FEET FROM  
THE EAST SHORE. IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 60 PERCENT OF  
THE CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER. THE  
ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL PANS.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/20/2018 10:23:41 ID: 76  
LOCATION: LOWER SUSQUEHANNA RIVER FROM SAFE HARBOR DAM  
UPRIVER TO CHICKIES CREEK.  
REPORT: SHEET ICE WAS OBSERVED IMMEDIATELY ABOVE SAFE  
HARBOR DAM. ABOVE THIS, THERE IS A PACK ICE AND PACKED  
SLUSH ICE UPRIVER TO CHICKIES CREEK. THERE IS HEAVY PACK ICE  
BETWEEN WRIGHTSVILLE AND TURKEY HILL, WITH AN AREA OF OPEN  
WATER EAST OF THE ISLANDS NEAR WASHINGTON BORO.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/19/2018 10:53:39 ID: 41  
LOCATION: FRONT AND WALNUT.... ACCOMAC...LONG LEVEL.  
REPORT: THE UPSTREAM END OF THE COMPLETE ICE COVER IS  
NEAR ABOVE RT 30 BRIDGE. THE DOWNSTREAM END OF THE  
COMPLETE ICE COVER IS NEAR BELOW LOCK 2 LONG LEVEL. THE DATE OF  
COMPLETE ICE COVER WAS 12/23/2017. REMARKS: AT ACCOMAC..ICE  
IS PACKING AGAINST SHORE CHANNEL ALMOST CLOSE WITH FLOWING  
SLUSH ICE. WRIGHTSVILLE AT FRONT AND WALNUT..MINOR FLOODING  
DECREASED AND NONE NOTED AT 500 BLOCK NORTH FRONT ST. ICE IS  
PUSH UP ON SHORE AT WALNUT / FRONT ST. PUSH MAY HAVE  
OCCURRED YESTERDAY AND NOTED THIS AM..WATER NOTED FLOWING ON LAND  
AT THAT LOCATION. LONG LEVEL LOCK 2..NO REAL CHANGE HERE  
ICE STILL STACKING IN CENTER OF RIVER. SOME RISE OF WATER  
LEVEL BUT MINOR AND THEN REFROZE.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2018 11:24:31 ID: 20  
LOCATION: COLUMBIA BOROUGH RIVER PARK/RTE 462 BRIDGE.  
REPORT: 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: OBSERVING FROM THE  
EAST SHORE, THERE IS OPEN WATER WITH SLUSH ICE EXTENDING TO THE  
FIFTH BRIDGE PIER NORTH TO RTE 30 BRIDGE AND SOUTH TO BELOW  
COLUMBIA. THERE IS A MASS OF PACKED ICE MOVING IN THE  
MIDDLE OF THE RIVER. I AM UNABLE TO SEE THE WESTERN SHORE. THE  
ELEVATION IN COLUMBIA APPEARS TO BE FIVE TO SIX FEET ABOVE  
NORMAL ELEVATION.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/18/2018 15:11:07 ID: 29  
LOCATION: MARIETTA BOAT CLUB, MARIETTA , PA.  
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 10 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.  
THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER. THE ICE CONSISTS OF  
FRAZIL PANS. REMARKS: I AM SEEING RUNNING SLUSH ACROSS THE  
WHOLE RIVER. IT SEEMS TO HAVE DROPPED SINCE THIS MORNING & THE  
BEND AT CHICKIES, THE CHANNEL LOOKS WIDER, BUT I CAN'T BE  
SURE. IT DOES LOOK TO BE RUNNING SLOWER THAN IT WAS THIS  
MORNING, BUT IT IS STILL MOVING ALL THE WAY ACROSS.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2018 13:02:11 ID: 27  
LOCATION: HARRISBURG DOWNRIVER TO THE PA TURNPIKE  
BRIDGE.  
REPORT: SITE 1 - EAST SHORE - 5258-5398 RIVER RD,  
HARRISBURG, PA 17110 CHANNEL HAS 95% COVERAGE OF ICE. 80% OF  
THE ICE/CHANNEL IS MOBILE. ICE IS UP TO 12 INCHES THICK. 100FT  
ICE FREE CHANNEL EXISTS ON DOWNSTREAM, LEFT BANK. SITE  
2 - EAST SHORE - 1829 N FRONT ST, HARRISBURG, PA 17102  
CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE OF ICE. ICE IS LOCKED UP ALONG THE  
DOWNSTREAM, LEFT BANK FROM THE 81 (CAPTIAL BELTWAY) BRIDGE TO  
DIVISION STREET. 80% OF THE ICE/CHANNEL IS MOBILE. SITE 3  
- EAST SHORE - 870-898 S FRONT ST, HARRISBURG, PA 17104  
(SRBC STAGE-CAMERA SITE) CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE AND IS  
MOBILE. CONSISTS OF FRAZIL PANS AND LARGER ICE SHEETS. SITE 4 -  
WEST SHORE - 1-99 WALNUT ST BRIDGE, WORMLEYSBURG, PA 17043  
CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE. ONLY 30% OF ICE/CHANNEL BETWEEN  
WEST SHORE AND CITY ISLAND IS MOBILE. AND IS MOBILE. SITE  
5 - WEST SHORE - 1 FRONT ST, EAST PENNSBORO, PA 17025  
CHANNEL HAS 100% COVERAGE OF ICE. 70% OF THE ICE/CHANNEL IS  
MOBILE. SITE 6 - EAST SHORE - PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE, STEELTON,  
PA CHANNEL HAS 95% COVERAGE OF ICE. 100% OF ICE/CHANNEL  
IS MOBILE. 100FT ICE FREE CHANNEL ALONG DOWNSTREAM LEFT BANK.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/20/2018 10:20:43 ID: 23  
LOCATION: CITY ISLAND HARRISBURG.  
REPORT: IN GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OF THE  
CHANNEL IS OPEN. THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER. THE  
ICE CONSISTS OF FRAZIL SLUSH. REMARKS: THE WEST SHORE SIDE OF  
THE RIVER IS STILL JAMMED WITH MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF ICE. AT  
LEAST FIVE FEET THICK. APPROXIMATELY 150 WISE FROM THE  
HARVEY TAYLOR BRIDGE TO THE MARKET STREET BRIDGE THE REMAINDER OF  
IF RIVER AROUND CITY ISLAND IS FLOWING FREELY.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/18/2018 10:56:46 ID: 1  
LOCATION: SUNBURY BELOW DAM.  
REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE. THE ICE EXTENDS 10  
FEET FROM THE WEST SHORE AND 5 FEET FROM THE EAST SHORE. IN  
GENERAL, APPROXIMATELY 70 PERCENT OF THE CHANNEL IS OPEN.  
THERE IS SOME ICE IN THE OPEN WATER. THE ICE CONSISTS OF  
FRAZIL PANS.  
 
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/15/2018 11:53:17 ID: 46  
LOCATION: BLOOMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL, MAIN STEM  
SUSQUEHANNA.  
REPORT: THERE IS SOME BORDER ICE. THE ICE EXTENDS 10  
FEET FROM THE SOUTH 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.  
 

 
 
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