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Difficulty III
Length 7.4 Miles
Gauge Young Womans Creek near Renovo, PA
Flow Range 60 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 54.5 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/16/2001 9:35 am

River Description

For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Gertler, E.

Putin lat/longitude coordinates are an educated guess.

Rapid Descriptions


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Peter F. Smith
13 years ago

I paddled this at a little over 3'. No features or drops. It would be Class II except for the strainers in the top 4 miles. Very dangerous!

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Stephen Zerefos
16 years ago

Gertler says the minimum level on the gauge is 1.4 feet. This is not right. I was there with a gauge reading of 2.15 and the creek was very low. The gauge is in a pool behind a 2' weir, and with two inches of water spilling over the lip of the weir registered the 2.15 ft. A couple more inches over the weir would bring the creek to life. Also, the difficulty level seems to be lower than class III, but perhaps a lot more water would bring it up.

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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.

Matt Muir


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