Walked the first mile or so below the route 208 bridge today, there is quite a bit of wood present at these low levels, the worst is under the 208 bridge. Road crews cut small trees off the hillside and let them fall into the creek, these might wash out at high levels but will most likely be there for awhile.
Little Scrub has a short drainage, requires substantial rain, and drops out fast. Don't wait to hit this one. It has a nice slide at the beginning, and continues with consistent class 3-4 read and run. An unexpected surprise considering it's location that is well worth the while.
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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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