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Difficulty I-III
Length 82.1 Miles
Gauge Lehigh River at Bethlehem, PA
Flow Range 1000 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 35 minutes ago 6550 [CFS] ℹ️
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Reach Info Last Updated 06/29/2004 5:31 pm

River Description

Lat / Longitude data are very approximate.

For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Ed Gertler (nice to see you on the Lehigh every once in a while, Ed).

Also check out the Lehigh River Water Trail website.

Rapid Descriptions


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Gary Gentile
4 years ago

A detailed description of the entire Lehigh River can be found in the "Lehigh River Paddling Guide," which can be purchased online at Scroll down to the appropriate title.

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2011-08-07 High Fatality High Water Read More



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February Lehigh Meeting Rescheduled

Kevin Colburn

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners rescheduled a meeting originally planned for 2/1/11, to 2/16/11.  The Army Corps will announce the Francis E. Walter Dam Flow Management Plan and discuss its implementation for the 2011 recreation season.

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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.
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AW Scores on Pennsylvania

Jason Robertson

852thumb.jpgEarlier this week, days before AW's 4th Annual Ohiopyle Falls Race we learned that Pennsylvania accepted all of American Whitewater’s recommended changes to the state’s regulations. These changes will improve river access, visitor experiences and safety, and river management throughout the State, including the Lower Yough, Lehigh, and Slippery Rock.

Arthur Balajthy


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1191416 06/29/04 Arthur Balajthy n/a