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Difficulty I-II
Length 8.5 Miles
Gauge Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA
Flow Range 550 - 2999 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 57 minutes ago 607 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 08/19/2017 8:18 pm

River Description

Ed Evangelidi shared: This is a scenery creek. Not only does it have flora and fauna but it is loaded with covered bridges. The rapids are all fairly straight-forward. The creek quickly becomes wide enough to shrug off river-wide strainers. The upper reaches of this creek require a couple of inches more on the gauge to float a boat.

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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 Allred Jr




Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1207801 06/28/17 Tony Allred Jr n/a
1207805 06/28/17 Tony Allred Jr 7-15-2015 - minor edit to flows
1207802 06/28/17 Tony Allred Jr 6-28-2017 - broke out from lower reach
1208220 08/19/17 Rob 2-9-2018 - cleanup