West Branch Susquehanna River at Watsontown, Northumberland County PA (WATP1)
Gage Location: Northumberland County, PennsylvaniaSite Location: Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Latitude: 41.082Longitude: -76.864Elevation: 440 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 65473 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 23 ft. Moderate Stage: 25 ft.Major Stage: 29 ft.
First Flood: 1936-03-12Last Flood: 2011-09-08 Crest: 26.7 ft.Datum change: 1936-01-01Number of Floods: 12

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1936-03-1227.5-9999ModerateC1
1936-03-1836.25-9999MajorC1
1940-04-0124.75-9999MinorC1
1942-03-3124.75-9999MinorC1
1946-05-2930.5-9999MajorC1
1948-04-1524.25-9999MinorC1
1950-11-2628.6-9999ModerateC1
1972-06-2337.5-9999MajorC1
1996-01-2028.5-9999ModerateC1
2004-09-1928.8-9999ModerateC1
2010-12-0224.3-9999MinorC1
2011-09-0826.7-9999ModerateC1



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: 07:20 AM Nov 12, 2013