Lehigh River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Lehigh River Levels

June 20 2024

7,097 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-232.9 cfs (-6.11%) since yesterday
52.54% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Lehigh River was last observed at 3,578 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 7,097 acre-ft of water today; about 53% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 6,810 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2021-09-02 when daily discharge volume was observed at 176,670 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Lehigh River At Glendon reporting a streamflow rate of 1,100 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Lehigh River, with a gauge stage of 7.47 ft at this location. This river is monitored from 6 different streamgauging stations along the Lehigh River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 1,461 ft, the Lehigh River At Stoddartsville.

Last Updated 2024-06-20
Streamflow 3,577.9 cfs
Percent of Normal 52.54%
Maximum 176,670.0 cfs
2021-09-02

About the lehigh river


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.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Lehigh River At Stoddartsville
USGS 01447500
64 cfs 0.63 ft -9.75
Lehigh R Bl Francis E Walter Res Nr White Haven Pa
USGS 01447800
206 cfs 3.33 ft 0
Lehigh River At Lehighton
USGS 01449000
506 cfs 2.74 ft -18.26
Lehigh River At Walnutport
USGS 01451000
732 cfs 2.31 ft -3.05
Lehigh River At Bethlehem
USGS 01453000
970 cfs 1.58 ft -4.9
Lehigh River At Glendon
USGS 01454700
1100 cfs 7.47 ft -3.51

Peak Annual Discharge

Lehigh River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Lehigh River Year Over Year Discharge


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