As part of our effort to save you money from flood damage and reduce your flood insurance premiums, the Borough of Danville continues implementing a variety of flood protection activities including upgrades to the levee protection system, cleaning of storm water ditches and channels, regulating new construction in the floodplain, preserving floodprone areas as open space, and making flood protection information freely available to our residents and business owners.
For more detailed news and safety tips to help you prepare and protect your property from damage, please see the below information.
Flood Awareness Newsletter
The Borough annually publishes a Flood Awareness Newsletter, providing valuable information on the flood hazard in Danville, insuring your property for the flood hazard, protecting yourself and your family, protecting your property, responsible development, floodplain protection, and the Borough's flood warning system. The 2016 issue can be read or download by clicking on the link below.
2017 Flood Awareness Newsletter
Map Information Services
As a public service, the Borough of Danville will be happy to assist you by providing the following map information free-of-charge upon request:
The Municipal Building is located at 239 Mill Street and is open from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Mondays through Thursdays and from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. on Fridays. You can also reach Jamie Shrawder, Administrator of Governmental Affairs, by telephone at 570-275-3091, ext. 3 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Basic information as found on the Borough of Danville's Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) that is needed to write a flood insurance policy.
- Additional information available on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) such as the location of floodways within the Borough of Danville.
- Information regarding any known flood problems within the Borough of Danville other than those shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).
- Information regarding flood depths in the Borough of Danville.
- Information about any special flood-related hazards in the Borough of Danville.
- Historical information relating to past flooding events at or near the site in question.
- Information about areas within the Borough of Danville that should be protected and preserved because of their natural floodplain qualities.
- Copies of FEMA Elevation Certificates for properties within the Borough of Danville.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Visit www.floodsmart.gov, the official website of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), to find out more about flood risks as well as how you can insure your property against damage caused by flooding events by clicking here.
Real-Time River Gage Information
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) provides real-time river gage information for the Susquehanna River. The river gage is located on the right bank of the river 500 feet upstream from the Mill Street/SR 54 bridge and 0.8 miles upstream from Mahoning Creek. The gage measures both the water discharge rate (measured in cubic feet) as well as the height of the river (measured in feet). River height stages of note are as follows:
The river gage information for the Susquehanna River at Danville can be accessed by clicking here.
- 15 Feet - Action Stage - Emergency response preparation activities begin.
- 20 Feet - Minor Flood Stage - Inundation begins in Riverside on the left bank.
- 23 Feet - Moderate Flood Stage - Flooding occurs at the State Hospital; backwater produces flooding along Sechler Run in the center of the Borough and may affect some basements.
- 30 Feet - Major Flood Stage - Riverside left bank affected by high water; water levels approach pump station on right bank of Susquehanna River downstream of highway bridge.
The Borough maintains FEMA elevation certificates on all new buildings and substantial improvements in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) as well as any elevation certificates that are provided to us. These can be found and viewed by clicking on the address of interest in the list below:
If you are in need of an elevation certificate, the Borough is working the SEDA-Council of Governments to provide these at a low cost! Click here to be redirected to the website for this program.
Flood Protection Library & Additional Information
For more information on flood protection, mitigation, proper building development, and other related topics, please browse the Borough's flood protection library by clicking on the below links:
State and Federal agencies overseeing flood prevention and protection activities are listed below:
If you have any questions about the above information or other flood-related questions, please contact Jamie Shrawder, Administrator of Governmental Affairs, using the following information:
Administrator of Governmental Affairs
Office: (570) 275-3091, Ext. 3