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Susquehanna River, Questions & Comments => Susquehanna River Conditions => Topic started by: Pawatch on August 29, 2021, 11:53:34 AM

Title: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Pawatch on August 29, 2021, 11:53:34 AM
Looks like hurricane Ida is going to give us a pretty good shot of precipitation this week.
I haven't had a chance to see what they are predicting for river stages.


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Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Pawatch on August 30, 2021, 08:44:09 PM
The latest rain map.
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Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Phil Sweeney on August 31, 2021, 06:03:03 AM
I watched the forecast change. For Red Lion tomorrow is 4.87" on Weather Underground. Is that possible? It was 4" then down to 3.83 now 4.87. I can recall 2" rains. Airville (Muddy Creek) 5.10" Williamsport 5.10"
 :'(
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Pawatch on September 01, 2021, 09:38:33 AM
Was looking around and it looks like we could be getting 2.55" which isn't to bad.
Will take the river to about 7' which isn't to bad.

Phil looks like your area 4.47" according to NWS.
But river wise it looks like you could be lake fishing.
Some area is probably going to be an over achiever.
Stay dry!

Speaking of Dry...Tomorrow bank fishing for you?
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Phil Sweeney on September 01, 2021, 10:50:42 AM
At 10:49 we are down to 2.75"
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: DRY on September 01, 2021, 12:20:15 PM
At 10:49 we are down to 2.75"

Just checked my rain gauge in the yard....4.75 inches since last night when I emptied it before bedtime.

Another 2-4 inches predicted for the rest of the day.

Glad there is very little wind associated with it...so far.

Bill

Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Pawatch on September 01, 2021, 04:26:07 PM
Wow Dry it sounds like you are getting hit hard!!
I just figure I will empty my gauge after supper. I will post my total at some point.
Anyway appears the river is going to be out of commission for a little while.
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: DRY on September 01, 2021, 05:13:57 PM
3 more inches since I last checked...total 7.75 inches

Looks like it might continue for another hour if the radar is correct.

Bill
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: DRY on September 01, 2021, 09:14:54 PM
Final gauge total - 9 inches   :o

I had a river running around my garage and over my driveway into the yard. Vacuuming a little water in my basement but it is slowing down.

Boy Am I glad that is over.

Bill
 
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Pawatch on September 01, 2021, 10:31:42 PM
Dry
That's a lot of rain...you was one of the over achievers. Glad it's stopped and you have the basement under control.
Picked 1.50" up here when I checked the gauge at 6:00pm. So we lucked out.
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Phil Sweeney on September 01, 2021, 10:36:24 PM
Looks like the final tally here per weather bug is 6.59"
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Pawatch on September 02, 2021, 06:24:07 AM
That's a decent amount Phil. How bad was the flooding?
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Phil Sweeney on September 02, 2021, 08:26:04 AM
Locally it looks like Marietta is up 9.5 feet. Conowingo max per day normal is 80000 cu ft per sec. Right now 126000 cu ft per sec per spill hotline. Flood stage for Harrisburg is 17' and now 11' and rising.
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Pawatch on September 08, 2021, 04:47:07 PM
The river up here is a couple feet high, but it has been really muddy. I think they have to be releasing water from a dam somewhere. Less than a foot of visibility.
I been lazy, I should be getting out more with this cooler weather.
I did get out yesterday but it was so muddy it wasn't even enjoyable. Managed to catch a nice chunk yesterday 14-15" along with a few dinks on a black crankbait. Wasn't doing much with the Ned.


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Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Phil Sweeney on September 09, 2021, 12:52:35 PM
Conowingo just returned to "normal" One thing I noticed recently is understanding the local rain contribution can be difficult. Specifically when Muddy Creek is up there are no local gauges to meter that. Another observation is the contribution to the Juniata from Raystown. Generally Newport area watershed drains in a day or two. right now we are experiencing steady flow from raystown.
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Pawatch on September 09, 2021, 07:09:10 PM
I think a few dams are releasing. Because the West Branch has been staying pretty steady. Usually once it crests it will decline steady for a day or so.
The Higher water is currently pretty nice. Giving me an opportunity to fish some shallower stretches, that last year I was unable to.


Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: zelmo on September 10, 2021, 07:58:14 AM
Another observation is the contribution to the Juniata from Raystown. Generally Newport area watershed drains in a day or two. right now we are experiencing steady flow from raystown.

Steady and muddy, although it is now dropping.  That has the whole river messed up where you could usually find clearer water on the west side.

I went out of Goldsboro yesterday.  When I went to bed Wednesday night the weather forecast was for the rain to end at 4 AM.  When I got up at 4 it was still raining and the forecast said it wasn't going to stop until 10:00.  I decided to do something different and fish in the afternoon. 

As I drove past Fishing Creek it was high and muddy.  When I got to the main ramp it was full of trees limbs and lumber so I had to use the lower ramp.  There wasn't much good water to fish.  The plan was to stay until dusk but it looked like more storms were forming so I packed it in early.  I took out at 5:30 and only had four small LM for my efforts. 
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Pawatch on September 10, 2021, 06:43:51 PM
Zelmo you had to do quite a bit of adjusting for little reward.

I headed out this morning river was still muddy. Wind was steady at 10 mph with gusts up to 26mph.
I turned around and come home. It wasn't near as windy at home. I don't really like fishing with a lot of wind. Would sooner fish in rain.  :o

The one launch I want to launch at was unusable last year for the most part. Was way to shallow.
Right now I have a 3.0 feet of water at the launch. About 200 yards down river turns in to 4.0'
And the river is up about a 1.5' currently.
10' Deep pool that then turns into 3' for a good distance. But mostly unpressured fish in that area.

Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: zelmo on September 10, 2021, 09:35:37 PM
Zelmo you had to do quite a bit of adjusting for little reward.

I know it sounds that way but it sure beat listening to the news. 
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Phil Sweeney on September 13, 2021, 06:40:40 PM
Went out River Front at Marietta this AM. Only caught 10 fish but I thought the water color was excellent. that is a tough place when its clear!
Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Pawatch on September 14, 2021, 05:12:54 PM
Phil 10 fish isn't to bad.

River was clearing up, but a few streams was muddy this morning.
Caught an 17 & 18" today posted in Laternfly topic.

It's currently up a couple feet which is making it nice running. Gives a little breathing room.

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Title: Re: Hurricane Ida
Post by: Phil Sweeney on September 15, 2021, 08:05:00 AM
I was out yesterday and 2 days in a row the bite picked up at lunch time.