If the projection for the Susquehanna River at Wilkes-Barre to crest at 38.5 feet comes to pass, it will be the highest river level since Hurricane Agnes which crested at 40.91 feet in 1972.
Fortunately, since Hurricane Agnes, most the area is protected by a dike system that keeps water out of a significant portion of the flood plain. The dike is good up to 41 feet for most of the Wyoming Valley. However, a number of low-lying areas are already being evacuated. The flood gates on the Market Street bridge are being installed tonight.