River Watch

River Watch

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:44 am

At this point they are saying no flooding. This is the site I always use, it's updated frequently and as more data becomes available it becomes more accurate. Having gone through this a few times they have always been about dead on 24 hours before the crest.

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrogra ... gage=wbrp1

This is the latest prediction for Wilkes-Barre and should update as new predictions become available, for reference Hurricane Lee was 42.6 feet.

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I should of grabbed the prediction from yesterday because it said 6 feet. ;)

For reference the image uploaded is the time of this posting.
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Re: River Watch

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:21 am

That's good to here no flooding. People along the river are still recovering from last years storm.
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Re: River Watch

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:27 pm

Dennis wrote:That's good to here no flooding. People along the river are still recovering from last years storm.


It doesn't mean there will be no flooding because it's only the current prediction with very little data. They give hourly updates and it's not until about 24 hours before the actual crest that it will be fairly accurate. This graph can change rapidly. I've seen it jump ten feet in one hour. In other words until the rain stops don't count on anything.
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Re: River Watch

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:10 pm

My brother-in-law lives in West Pittston. Still rebuilding from Lee.
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Re: River Watch

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:22 pm

rubicondave33 wrote:My brother-in-law lives in West Pittston. Still rebuilding from Lee.


Long term resident? I lived there for 35 years but not anymore.

The short story is I would have been flooded but my house burned three years ago this February, to quote the neighbor "At least your house is gone". We had a smaller house on the same lot but that was an easy cleanup, took a dew days and we didn't do anything else with it yet:

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My one Brother still lives in West Piston, he had 3 feet on his first floor. Like your Brother in law he's still rebuilding.
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Re: River Watch

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:27 pm

My parents just moved back in in June after the sept floods of last year

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There were 3 houses piled up behind it. 5.5ft of water inside.
When I first heard about Sandy all I could think of oh crap not again.
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Re: River Watch

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:19 pm

Yep we use the same thing except we use the Schuylkill at Pottstown.

Over time we now know how far above flood stage it takes for the water to get into the wife's store.

She gets glued to that site when it rains.






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Re: River Watch

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:02 am

Hopefully the chances of seeing a flood like that again in our lifetimes will be pretty slim.

It's been so dry up here that even after almost 2" of rain from Sandy, my basement and swamp in the yard are still bone dry. The swamp actually has grass growing in it now! Been here 10 years and never saw that before.
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Re: River Watch

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:12 pm

Richard S. wrote:
rubicondave33 wrote:My brother-in-law lives in West Pittston. Still rebuilding from Lee.


Long term resident? I lived there for 35 years but not anymore.

The short story is I would have been flooded but my house burned three years ago this February, to quote the neighbor "At least your house is gone". We had a smaller house on the same lot but that was an easy cleanup, took a dew days and we didn't do anything else with it yet:

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My one Brother still lives in West Piston, he had 3 feet on his first floor. Like your Brother in law he's still rebuilding.

He's lived there for 25 years, we sure are glad the river is staying in its banks.
Looks like the house is getting there... sure does take time to recover from a disaster though.
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Re: River Watch

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:30 pm

rubicondave33 wrote:Looks like the house is getting there... sure does take time to recover from a disaster though.


Not sure if you're referring to the pictures I posted and not sure if I was clear but that was the little house we own, the last one was taken one week after the flood and how it sits now. My Brother is just about done but he did the whole house.
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Re: River Watch

PostBy: Cap On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:08 pm

Here is an alternative site to watch river flows. Here is a USGS site. There is a drop down menu for most rivers in the US

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?s ... 0060,00010
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