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Difficulty I
Length 8 Miles
Gauge Yellow Breeches Creek near Camp Hill, PA
Flow Range 1.50 - 6.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 1.47 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/24/2018 1:04 pm

River Description

Putting in at Boiling Springs near the Boiling Springs Iron Furnace.  There is a 3 foot weir below Boiling Springs that needs to be carried on the right..  There is a five foot Dam above PA Rt 74 that is also unrunnable and must be carried.  A three foot weir at the Williams Grove amusement park can be run on far river left, after checking for debris in the drop.  Carry or take-out above the four foot Dam just above Old Gettysburg Rd.

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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
1210128 07/24/18 Tony Allred Jr 7-24-2018 - cleanup
1210124 07/24/18 Tony Allred Jr n/a
1210125 07/24/18 Tony Allred Jr 7-24-2018 - added reach