Landingville gauge (USGS 01468500 Schuylkill River at Landingville, PA). Gauge location: 40.628720,-76.124705
Fluctuations in river levels are a normal occurrence, so it is important to always check the appropriate USGS gauges before heading out on the river.
Use this Gauge when paddling between Schuylkill Haven Island Park (RM 120.0) and Port Clinton Park (RM 102.3).
Gauge Height Recommendations
Minimum 3.1 ft; Good 3.6 ft.
Although we do not offer maximum water level recommendations because of all the possible variables, we do want all paddlers to be aware of some of the potential hazards of higher-than-normal water levels and flow. Higher water makes the river move faster and with greater force. It makes maneuvering, put-ins, take-outs, and rescue more difficult and more dangerous. These conditions require quicker decisions and stronger paddling skills. And higher water can flood around riverside trees and over islands (causing hazardous strainer conditions) and can often carry large floating debris, including tumbling trees, down the river.