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Difficulty I-III at this flow (I normally)
Length 0 Miles
Gauge Pequea Creek at Martic Forge, PA
Flow Range 150 - 450 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 35 minutes ago 131 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/11/2015 9:41 pm

River Description

From "Keystone Canoeing" by Ed Gertler:

"Pequea Creek"

Below Martic Forge, the Pequea bends to the right, and the walls of a rock-ribbed, hemlock-lined gorge envelope the stream. At its heart roars an exciting, twisting flume wrought by two narrow, three-foot drops, squeezed very closely together. A bunch of riffles and easy rapid round out this tiny whitewater delight.

Rapid Descriptions

Suzy's Hole

Class - II+ Mile - 0.25
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Suzy's hole is the only signifcant rapid at most flows. It's a 2-part ledge drop that provides some good creeking practice. It's about half-way from the put-in to take-out, with a warning sign notifying of the rapid ahead. 


Gage Descriptions

Martic Forge

Directions Description

Site of the old Martic Forge Hotel

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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

Bob Nasdor

Paddlers on the Lehigh River below the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir are concerned that a planned study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will lead to a reduction in whitewater boating opportunities on the Lehigh. The study will evaluate the feasibility of various alternatives to optimize project operation. Aside from the project's authorized primary missions of flood risk management and recreation, the study will also consider water supply and water quality, to identify possible improvements to the existing structure, infrastructure, and operations that will support current and future demands within the region. The Army Corps is holding a public meeting on January 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, PA from 6-8 p.m. to explain the study and hear public comments. American Whitewater, Appalachian Mountain Club, and other organizations are expected to file comments with the Army Corps prior to the September 29th deadline in order to share our concerns about the study and potential impacts on boating, the outdoor recreation economy, and the Delaware RIver Basin. We encourage our members to attend the public meeting to voice their concerns.

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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

Kevin Colburn

There will be a one day conference on January 31st in eastern Pennsylvania that will address dam removal and rehabilitation in the state and region. It is likely that this very affordable conference would be helpful to paddlers interested in working on dam removal projects in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Registration for the conference is due by January 23rd.

Tony Morrell




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