Lehigh River

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Lehigh River Levels

June 9 2023

5,190 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-86.0 cfs (-3.18%) since yesterday
36.67% of normal Very Low

Total streamflow across the Lehigh River was last observed at 2617 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 5190 acre-ft of water today; about 37% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 7137 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 176,670 cfs on 2021-09-02.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Lehigh River At Glendon reporting a streamflow rate of 861 cfs. This is also the deepest point on the Lehigh River, with a gage stage of 7.22 ft. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Lehigh River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 1,461 ft, the Lehigh River At Stoddartsville.

River Summary: The Lehigh River is a 109-mile-long river located in eastern Pennsylvania, USA. It is a primary tributary of the Delaware River and has a significant historical background, as it played a vital role in the industrial development of the Lehigh Valley in the 19th century. The river is fed by many small streams, and its watershed covers an area of about 1,360 square miles. There are several dams and reservoirs built along the river, including the Francis E. Walter Dam, which serves as a flood control and hydroelectric facility. The river is used for various recreational activities, including whitewater rafting, fishing, and kayaking. Additionally, the river is used for agricultural purposes, such as irrigation and grazing. The Lehigh River is a vital natural resource for the region, and it continues to serve as an essential economic, recreational, and ecological asset.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 2,616.8 cfs
Percent Normal 36.67%
Maximum 176,670.0 cfs

Area Surface Flows

Streamgauge Streamflow River Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Lehigh River At Stoddartsville
USGS 01447500
36 cfs 0.42 ft 0
Lehigh R Bl Francis E Walter Res Nr White Haven Pa
USGS 01447800
151 cfs 3.16 ft 0
Lehigh River At Lehighton
USGS 01449000
389 cfs 2.51 ft 0
Lehigh River At Walnutport
USGS 01451000
427 cfs 2.09 ft -9.53
Lehigh River At Bethlehem
USGS 01453000
753 cfs 1.39 ft -4.08
Lehigh River At Glendon
USGS 01454700
861 cfs 7.22 ft -1.03

Lehigh River Peak Annual Discharge

Lehigh River maximum total discharge

Lehigh River Seasonal Comparison

Year over year discharge

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