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 during this period may be incomplete and therefore was not used in frequency calculations. Some of the floods are based on current flood stage and nearby gage information.
C2|Crest information during this period 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: 07:31 AM Dec 19, 2014