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Difficulty III
Length 0 Miles
Gauge Dunning Creek at Belden, PA
Flow Range 800 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago ~ 1270 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 10/15/2015 5:30 pm

River Description

South Poplar run itself looks like it could be ran at higher flows and would run at a class IV.  The only feature truly explored and ran on this is the waterfall off of left hand gap road.  There is a parking lot, small 6 foot drop, great for beginning.

Rapid Descriptions

South Poplar Falls

Class - III Mile - 0

6 foot waterfall, roughly 2 lines depending on flows.  Middle channel always runs, small double dropish, or if it is pouring over river left, you could hit that line.  The rock on the right in the pool is undercut.


Gage Descriptions

Gauge is practically useless, but it gives you an idea if it rained near here...

Directions Description

From Claysburg, go up ski gap road towards blue knob.  When the road splits into left hand gap and right hand gap, take left hand gap up past the houses and there will be a parking lot once it becomes woods.  Park there, you should be able to see the waterfall.

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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.

Ricky Hazlett


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