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Flood Levels in the Wyoming Valley

As the Susquehanna River rises in the Wyoming Valley
what starts to happen.

  • 10 feet – Pumping stations in Kingston & Hanover Township are activated.
  • 12 feet – Pumping stations in Wilkes-Barre & Edwardsville are activated.
  • 14 feet – Additional pumping stations in Wilkes-Barre are activated.
  • 15 feet – Additional pumping stations in Kingston are activated.
  • 16 feet – Flood gates are closed in Forty Fort, Exeter and Hanover Township. Pumping
    stations in Plymouth are activated.
  • 19 feet – Additional pumping stations in Wilkes-Barre are activated.
  • 20 feet – FLOOD WARNING STAGE EMA is activated. Unprotected areas of
    Shickshinny and Plainsville begin to flood.
  • 22 feet -Flooding of lowlands in Plainsville, Plymouth Flats, West Nanticoke and
    Shickshinny.
  • 23 feet – Farm lands flood in Plains.
  • 24 feet – Canal St. in Shickshinny begins to flood.
  • 26 feet – Mark Plaza in Edwardsville starts to flood.
    27 feet – Route 11 in West Nanticoke begins to flood.
  • 29 feet – Route 11 in Shickshinny closes.
    30 feet Route 11 in Avondale floods.
  • 31 feet – Hollenback Park in WB starts to flood. Railroad tracks in Hanover Township are
    closed to put up flood wall.
  • 32 feet – Main St in Shickshinny is flooded. Railroad tracks on the West Side are closed to
    put up flood wall.
  • 33 feet – Mocanaqua begins to flood.
  • 34 feet  –  Depending on projected crest of the river, flood gates may be installed on the
    Market St Bridge and on Route 11 in Edwardsville.
  • 35 feet – Dundee section of Hanover Township begins to flood.
  • 41 feet – Top of the levee system.

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