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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: 18 minutes ago 3220 [CFS] ℹ️
Next Release 2019-08-18
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
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2 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 http://www.ggentile.com/nonfiction_books.html. Scroll down to the appropriate title.

Summary of Gauge Readings

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Lehigh River at Bethlehem, PA
AW Gauge Info
3220 cfs ℹ️ 00h18m n/a

Release Schedule

More Information
Date Start Time End Time Flow
05/11/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
05/18/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
05/25/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
05/26/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
06/08/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
06/09/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
06/22/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
06/23/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
07/06/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
07/07/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
07/20/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
07/21/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
07/27/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
07/28/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
08/03/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
08/04/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
08/10/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
08/11/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
08/17/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
08/18/2019 07:00:00 19:00:00 650-850
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Directions Description


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

Alerts

News

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February Lehigh Meeting Rescheduled

2011-01-21 00:00:00-05
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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AW Scores on Pennsylvania

2002-09-26 00:00:00-04
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.
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Ohiopyle State Park Updates River Regulations

2018-03-30 14:00:00-04
Charlie Walbridge

This past fall American Whitewater met with Ohiopyle State Park managers to discuss possible updates to their whitewater paddling regulations. The first topic was to change the rules governing raft sizes at different water levels to recognize the capabilities of self-bailing rafts. Shorter self-bailing boats will now be allowed to run the river at high water. Some small changes to the regulations will make Ohiopyle Falls more accessible to paddlers. A change in the way the gauge is interpreted should make the falls "legal" on more days. Although whitewater paddlers are only one part of the vast public that visits the park, every effort was made to accommodate them while avoiding user conflicts and safety hazards. Special thanks goes to Ken Bisbee, Ohiopyle State Park Operations Manager and John Hallas, a former Ohiopyle State Park Operations Manager who is now Director of State Parks. Click here to read the updated Ohiopyle River Regulations:

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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

2004-01-09 00:00:00-05
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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Arthur Balajthy