Susquehanna River branches were rising, and crested

SUNBURY – The Susquehanna River was high Sunday but no major problems were reported. The National Weather Service Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center says the river stayed below the flood stage and is currently at about 16.2′.  The main stem of the Susquehanna River at Sunbury crested at about 16.4′. Those readings are below the 20’ action stage and well below the 24’ flood stage.

The river at Lewisburg crested at about 12’ early Sunday morning, well below flood stage. At Danville, it crested Saturday at about 11’.

Last week, between one and two inches of rain fell in the river basin. Abnormally mild temperatures also led to rapid melting of snowfall and extensive runoff on saturated ground.

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