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
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 )