Gauge Description:

steve kittelberger shared, on 2004-04-18:

Minimum flow for the "top" section of the Lehigh should be 700 cfs for any kind of reasonable whitewater paddling. I prefer a minimum of 1000, but 700 is a good level for running a beginner teaching trip. Both FLOW and PCC use this stretch for that purpose during the June releases. Fishermen, however, who like this stocked stretch, prefer 300, and object to kayakers invading "their" water. Ever notice that the release level is frequently dropped to 300-400 on non-release weekends? Be kind to fishermen!

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Lehigh R bl Francis E Walter Res nr White Haven PA
usgs-01447800 700 - 10000 cfs II(III) 00h56m 1070 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
700 - 800 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II(III) gauge is important or has warning
800 -2500 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II(III) gauge is important or has warning
2500 -10000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II(III) gauge is important or has warning Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

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When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Lehigh River - Top Section (Section 0) [PA] Little Island Rapid Low Arthur Balajthy