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Total streamflow across the Lackawaxen River was last observed at 351 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 695 acre-ft of water today; about 43% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 821 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-09-02 when daily discharge volume was observed at 46,930 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Lackawaxen River At Rowland reporting a streamflow rate of 158 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Lackawaxen River, with a gauge stage of 4.16 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 3 different streamgauging stations along the Lackawaxen River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 946 ft, the Lackawaxen River Near Honesdale.

The Lackawaxen River is a tributary of the Delaware River, located in northeast Pennsylvania. The river is approximately 31 miles long and played a significant role in the development of the region during the 18th and 19th centuries, as it was used for transportation of goods and facilitated the growth of industry. Today, the river is primarily used for recreational activities, such as fishing, kayaking, and rafting. There are several reservoirs and dams along the river, including the Prompton Dam and the Lake Wallenpaupack Dam, which provide hydroelectric power and drinking water to the region. Additionally, the river supports agricultural uses, as it provides irrigation water for nearby farms. Despite being heavily utilized, efforts are being made to ensure the preservation of the natural beauty and ecological health of the Lackawaxen River.

Heat Advisory
Until 2024-07-14T06:00:00-06:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...High temperatures of 100 to 104 each afternoon. * WHERE...Fort Collins, Longmont, Boulder, Denver and suburbs, and Greeley. * WHEN...The most extreme temperatures will occur between 10 am and 8 pm each day. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses.

July 13, 2024







Last Updated 2024-07-13
Discharge Volume 695 ACRE-FT
Streamflow 350.5 cfs
-48.6 cfs (-12.18%)
Percent of Normal 42.67%
Maximum 46,930.0 cfs
Seasonal Avg 821 cfs
Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Lackawaxen River Near Honesdale
USGS 01430000
84 cfs 1.43 ft -12.2
Lackawaxen River At Hawley
USGS 01431500
109 cfs 1.95 ft -14.84
Lackawaxen River At Rowland
USGS 01432110
158 cfs 4.16 ft -10.23

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The Lackawaxen River is a 31.3-mile-long (50.4 km) tributary of the Delaware River in northeastern Pennsylvania in the United States. The river flows through a largely rural area in the northern Pocono Mountains, draining an area of approximately 598 square miles (1,550 km2).
Its source is in the borough of Prompton in western Wayne County, at the confluence of the West Branch and Van Auken Creek. It flows past Honesdale and Hawley, where it is joined from the southwest by Wallenpaupack Creek. Water discharged from the Lake Wallenpaupack hydroelectric facility enters the river downstream from Hawley. The river continues east and joins the Delaware at Lackawaxen. East of Honesdale, it was deepened as part of the Delaware and Hudson Canal project.
The river is a popular destination for canoeing and recreational fly fishing for trout. It was reportedly where the American author Zane Grey first learned to fly fish.Lackawaxen is Lenape for "swift waters".

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