Tuesday, January 16, 2018

FLOODED: Columbia River Park!

Ice jams, high water levels, and the sheer volume of ice floating down the Susquehanna have caused Columbia River Park to become flooded this morning (1/16/18). The painted scale on one of the piers of the Veterans Memorial Bridge shows the water level at 235 - eight feet above normal.

VIDEO: A look around the park

 A partially submerged bench

 Part of the roadway through the park is now impassable.

 A lamp post is on its way "down."

 Water level at 235 - eight feet above normal

 Sign down!

 Even the cul-de-sac is flooded.

 A crew checks the sewage ejection pump at Columbia Crossing due to an alarm sounding.

The leaning lamp post is being menaced by the imposing ice.

Latest forecast: 1-3 inches of snow for our area

As snow falls, Columbia School Superintendent Tom Strickler clears the sidewalk around the District Administration Center Tuesday morning. The latest forecast calls for 1-3 inches of accumulation.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Flowing river ice creates a stunning spectacle on the Susquehanna today

Ice flowing downriver on the Susquehanna created a stunning spectacle at Columbia River Park today. Late this afternoon, the water level was five feet above normal under the Veterans Memorial Bridge. A flood watch is in effect until 6 a.m. Monday.

VIDEOS: Flowing ice on the Susquehanna Sunday (1/14/18)

The following videos were shot Sunday, January 14, 2018, from the stated vantage points.

Riverfront Park, Marietta


Veterans Memorial Bridge

Veterans Memorial Bridge

Veterans Memorial Bridge

Veterans Memorial Bridge

Veterans Memorial Bridge

Columbia River Park

Columbia River Park

Dozens descend on River Park to catch flowing ice

Dozens of people turned out at Columbia River Park this afternoon to watch flowing ice on the Susquehanna. A flood watch is in effect until 6 a.m Monday

VIDEO: Sunday morning - the ice is breaking up

 The ice is breaking up and flowing under the Veterans Memorial Bridge near Columbia River Park Sunday morning (January 14th 2018).

Susquehanna Heritage Announces Land & Water Shuttle Study Request For Proposal

Susquehanna Heritage seeks a consultant team to conduct a feasibility study for land and water shuttle services in the River Towns and Lake Clarke areas of the Susquehanna River corridor through Lancaster and York Counties in Pennsylvania. The primary purpose of the study is to assess the financial and operational feasibility of transporting visitors between the Zimmerman Center and Columbia Crossing through a seasonal land and water shuttle service with on-board interpretive programs. This new service is intended to improve visitor readiness, expand visitor programs, and build visitation from outside the region.

To learn more about the Land & Water Study and to download the Land & Water Study RFP please use the following link.