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Difficulty III-V
Length 2 Miles
Gauge West Conewago Creek at East Berlin, PA
Flow Range 1400 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 46 minutes ago 241 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/21/2009 7:03 am

River Description


For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Gertler, E.
There are two Conewago Creeks, on opposite sides of the Susquehanna River. Click here for Conewago (East).

This is a short whitewater stretch on a long flatwater river. It comes up rarely and drops quickly, so it's rarely paddled. StreamKeeper Lee Thonus says "There is a 2 mile stretch along Narrows Rd (Rte 234) that looks like it would start with a class 2 section, hit 3-4 for a while, then revert to class 2 at the sawmill. Most of the surrounding land is heavily posted and aggressively enforced. The landowners apparently do not mind boaters as long as you let them know ahead of time. When it is high enough to boat it is too high to fish and they are jealously guarding their "private" trout stream."

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12 years ago

there is a stretch a 1 mile above Bridgeport that passes through state leased properties and houses, which a private angling club manages. There are 7-8 small, 1-1.5 foot creekwide ledge drops built with railroad ties, creating small fish "pools". As you get into Bridgeport, the main road bridge underdeck has a nasty piece of wire rope that hangs down, snagged in debris and pulled to river left--be very conscious of this.

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Derek Gingerich
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12 years ago

Here is the USGS gauge for the Conewago Creek (West) http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?01574000

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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

1/3/2020
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.

1/9/2004
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.
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Matt Muir

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