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Susquehanna Basin Ice Report and Photos from January 28, 2005



Penns Creek along Rt. 204, north of Selinsgrove: Impressive ice jam. There is a channel cut through the ice at most locations. The creek is basically free of ice above Kratzerville.

Lower West Branch at Milton:
Frazil pans, no shore ice, channel ~50% filled with frazil.

W. Branch/Main stem at Sunbury: Frazil pans, little shore ice, channel ~50% filled with frazil.

Main stem at Bloomsburg: Frazil pans, little shore ice, ~50% filled with frazil.
 
Main stem at Berwick:
Frazil pans, several feet of shore ice, ~75% of channel filled with frazil.

Main stem at Shickshinny:
Downstream end of a freezeup jam that extends up to Wilkes-Barre.

Main stem at Nanticoke:
Freezeup jam in place, intermittent channel in center of jam.

Main stem at Wilkes-Barre: Solid freezeup jam. No channel openings.

While there was complete snow cover from State College to Wilkes-Barre, most locations had 6 inches or less.


Pictures below taken by NWS MARFC employees
(Ned Pryor, Ted Rodgers, Charlie Chillag, Jason Nolan )

 

Ice Jam along Rt 204 at Penns Creek looking downstream.
Ice Jam along Rt 204 at Penns Creek looking upstream.
Frazil pans with some shore ice along Rt 11 right bank at Sunbury.
Frazil pans with little shore ice along Rt 487 at gage in Bloomsburg.
Frazil pans and several feet of shore ice looking downstream at Rt 93 bridge in Berwick.
Frazil ice looking upstream at Rt 93 bridge in Berwick.
Lower end of a freezeup jam looking downstream at Rt 239 bridge in Shickshinny.
Lower end of a freezeup jam looking upstream at Rt 239 bridge in Shickshinny.
Freezeup jam in place with intermittent channel in center of jam looking downstream at SR 3001 bridge in Nanticoke.
Freezeup jam in place looking from left bank to right bank at Hanover Green.
Freezeup jam in place looking from left bank to right bank at Hanover Green.
Freezeup jam in place looking from right bank to left bank near Plymouth.
Freezeup jam in place looking from right bank to left bank near Plymouth.
Solid freezeup jam in Wilkes-Barre looking upstream at Market St bridge.
Solid freezeup jam in Wilkes-Barre looking downstream at Market St bridge.

 

 

 

 

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