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Schuylkill River at Minor Flood Stage in Landingville

River at 11 feet at last check

Schuylkill River at Landingville achieved Minor Flood Stage at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

According to data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the river was at 10.91 feet at 1 a.m. Tuesday night. That’s nearly 3 feet above the threshold for Minor Flood Stage.

Moderate Flood occurs when the water reaches 12 feet at the Landingville observation point on Schuylkill River. The river needs to reach 14 feet to achieve Major Flood Stage status.

No crest forecast is provided by NOAA for Schuylkill River at Landingville. ** UPDATE: Schuylkill River at Landingville crested at 11.02 feet early Wednesday morning. The last observation at 7:30 a.m. had it still at Minor Flood stage at 9.96 feet. **

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The Canary visited Schuylkill River at Port Carbon on Tuesday night. While water was high, it was contained within its banks.

Schuylkill River at Port Carbon was up but not over its banks just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9. (Coal Region Canary photo)

Swatara Creek near Pine Grove was also up overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. At 11:43 p.m., Swatara Creed was at 11.73 feet, about 4 feet shy of its crest record, according to US Geological Survey observations.

No flood stage criteria is provided for Swatara Creek.

Little Schuylkill River in Tamaqua was at 4.38 feet as of 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. No flood stage information is available at this location, too.

At least 2 inches of rain fell on portions of Schuylkill County on Tuesday. This heavy rainfall, combined with a saturated ground and strong wind, led to downed trees and utility poles across the area.

National Weather Service placed Schuylkill County under a Flood Warning on Tuesday evening.

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