Susquehanna River at Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County PA (WBRP1)
Gage Location: Luzerne County, PennsylvaniaSite Location: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Latitude: 41.251Longitude: -75.881Elevation: 599.76 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 9960 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 22 ft. Moderate Stage: 24 ft.Major Stage: 30 ft.
First Flood: 1786-10-05Last Flood: 2011-09-09 Crest: 42.66 ft.Datum change: 1899-03-30Number of Floods: 94

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1786-10-05-9999189000MissingC1
1804-04-23-9999-9999MissingC1
1807-04-01-9999202000MissingC1 C9
1809-07-01-999995200MissingC1 C9
1833-05-14-9999176000MissingC1
1865-03-1833.1232000MajorC1
1891-01-2426.8164000ModerateC1
1891-02-1923.5130000MinorC1
1891-02-2723125000MinorC1
1893-05-0522.02115000MinorC1
1896-04-0124135000ModerateC1
1899-01-0725-9999ModerateC1 C7
1900-11-2822115000Minornone
1901-12-1527166000Moderatenone
1902-03-0231.4213000Majornone
1903-03-2522.4119000Minornone
1904-02-1025.7152000Moderatenone
1904-03-0930.6204000Majornone
1904-03-2722.9124000Minornone
1905-03-2623.4129000Minornone
1908-02-1723.5130000Minornone
1909-05-0223125000Minornone
1910-03-0326.1157000Moderatenone
1912-03-3122115000Minornone
1912-04-0323.2127000Minornone
1913-03-2828.5184000Moderatenone
1914-03-2928.3182000Moderatenone
1915-02-2623.3127000Minornone
1915-07-1022.6120000Minornone
1916-04-0226.5160000Moderatenone
1918-03-1523124000Minornone
1920-03-1326155000Moderatenone
1921-11-2922.3117000Minornone
1924-04-0823.5129000Minornone
1925-02-1325.1145000Moderatenone
1926-11-1722.7121000Minornone
1927-10-2024.7141000Moderatenone
1929-03-1723.1125000Minornone
1929-04-2226.4159000Moderatenone
1935-07-1025.39151000Moderatenone
1936-03-1328.6184000Moderatenone
1936-03-2033.07232000Majornone
1939-02-2223.8137000Minornone
1940-04-0131.53212000Majornone
1941-04-0723.5138000Minornone
1943-01-0129.37191000Moderatenone
1946-05-2932.01210000Majornone
1947-04-0724.88151000Moderatenone
1948-03-2328.76193000Moderatenone
1950-03-3027.04172000Moderatenone
1951-04-0122.72128000Minornone
1952-03-1322.39124000Minornone
1955-10-1626.45166000Moderatenone
1956-03-0928.17186000Moderatenone
1956-04-0622.5126000Minornone
1958-04-0826.8170000Moderatenone
1960-04-0229.6184000Moderatenone
1961-02-2726.2163000Moderatenone
1961-04-2624.74148000Moderatenone
1962-04-0222.84128000Minornone
1963-03-2822.26131000Minornone
1964-03-0728.87180000Moderatenone
1964-03-1030.74188000MajorC7 F1
1972-03-0322.77131000Minornone
1972-06-2440.91345000Majornone
1975-02-2626.26163000Moderatenone
1975-09-2735.06228000Majornone
1979-03-0731.02192000Majornone
1983-04-1623.86138000MinorF2
1983-12-1429.76192000ModerateF2
1984-02-1629.01186000ModerateF2
1984-04-0629.63191000ModerateF2
1986-03-1627.36172000ModerateF2
1990-10-2522.69134000MinorF2
1993-04-0229.87185000ModerateF2
1993-04-1228.62179000ModerateF2
1994-03-2624.16148000ModerateF2
1996-01-2034.45221000MajorF2
1996-11-1023.57128000MinorF2
1996-12-0323.41127000MinorF2
1998-01-0924.79138000ModerateF2
2000-02-2923.66129000MinorF2
2003-03-2222.84122000MinorF2
2004-09-1934.96227000MajorF2
2005-01-1524.74137000ModerateF2
2005-03-2926.05148000ModerateF2
2005-04-0430.88189000MajorF2
2006-06-2834.14218000MajorF2
2007-03-1622.96123000MinorF2
2008-03-0522.01115000MinorF2
2010-01-2722.83122000MinorF2
2011-03-1127.55161000ModerateF2
2011-04-2927.29159000MinorF2
2011-09-0942.66310000MajorF2



Codes and description

C1|Crest information looks unreliable and incomplete and not used in frequency calculations. Some of the floods are based on current flood stage and nearby gage information.
C2|Crest information looks reliable despite potential problems. This data was used in frequency calculations.
C3|Crest height estimated by the USGS.
C4|Crest height is from the National Weather Service.
C5|Crest height affected by backwater.
C6|Crest occurred at a previous flood stage that is lower than the current flood stage. The crests below the new flood stage are not used in flood frequency calculations.
C7|Crest from USGS yearly peak and/or date is different than the crest we provide. In many cases MARFC uses crest based on backwater or ice effects.
C8|Crest month or day of occurrence has been estimated by The Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center usually based on nearby gage information.
C9|Crest date (day) in the month is unknown.
F1|Flow is an estimate.
F2|Flow affected by regulation or diversion and in some cases to an unknown degree.
F3|Flow effected by snow-melt, ice jam or debris jam break up.
F4|Flow affected by dam failure.
F5|Flow - All or part of the record affected by urbanization, mining, agricultural changes, channelization or other factors.
G1|Gage height at a different site and/or datum.
G2|Gage is not an official USGS gage with crests provided by the NWS. Crest information looks unreliable and incomplete and not used in flood frequency calculations.
G3|Gage datum changed during this year.
none,No code; Good Data

Updated: 08:00 PM May 28, 2014