The Susquehanna River crested nearly four feet higher in Wilkes-Barre than originally announced. A gauge malfunctioned that measures the river level. The river actually crested at a level higher than Hurricane Agnes in 1972 (40.91 feet) and set a record of 42.66 feet Friday morning.
This high level of water is straining the levee system to its maximum. Water is leaking into downtown Wilkes-Barre through the flood gates on the Market Street Bridge.
Evidently it is not uncommon for gauges to malfunction during high water events.