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Flood of June 1972 Susquehanna River, Paxton Creek, and Conodoguinet Creek at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Open-File Report 72-287

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Abstract

In June 1972, tropical storm Agnes cause severe flooding in Pennsylvania and southern New York.  The floods on many major strams were the highest known since the river valleys were settled.  Maximum discharges were as much as twice the discharge of a 50-year flood.  In central pennsylvania, large areas in Lock Have, Mill Hall, Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Pittston, harrisburg, and in many smaller communities were inundated to depths of several feet.

The extent of the flooding shown on the map was delineated by the U.S. Geological Survey from field surveys made soon after the flood.

The investigation was conducted in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood of June 1972 Susquehanna River, Paxton Creek, and Conodoguinet Creek at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
72-287
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Harrisburg, PA
Description:
21.61 x 27.20 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania
City:
Harrisburg
Other Geospatial:
Conodoguinet Creek, Paxton Creek, Susquehanna River
Scale:
24000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N