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Difficulty I-III
Length 6.5 Miles
Flow Range 100 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 22 minutes ago 212 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 12/30/2015 3:28 pm

River Description

Put in as close to the dam as you can. The best section is at the top. Below the dam the stream dumps into a gorgeous pool. When we were there we saw 5 bald eagles lazily watching/ fishing for monster trout below. We were told they are there all the time.

The rest of the run was a mild class 2 which was quite scenic with a few ledges. We took out after the campground with all the RVs. This would be a great place to host a beginner weekend clinic.

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Michael Dow
7 years ago

scouted it out today @ 488 cfs. the short section below the dam could be fun at this level for a local class 3. nice looked hole at bridge. not sure about the off limits thing but there are no posted signs on river right between the road below and to the dam. pics

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10 years ago

Rode this today - plenty of water. The first 200 yards right after the dam was a great section with a great little drop - the rest of the ride was pretty slow. But we went back and did the first part a couple more times.

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Date Flow Result Factor  
1975-10-04 High Fatality Failed Rescue Read More



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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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Moose River Video

Mark Singleton

2010 marked the 25th anniversary of protecting the Black and Moose rivers!  View an online video documentary on the Moose River and the early role that American Whitewater played in protecting this amazing river.


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