Lehigh River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather

Lehigh River Levels

September 22 2023

12,230 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-587.0 cfs (-8.69%) since yesterday
87.09% of Normal 6 Streamgauges

Total streamflow across the Lehigh River was last observed at 6,166 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 12,230 acre-ft of water today; about 87% of normal. Average streamflow for this time of year is 7,080 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 1,700 cfs. This is also the highest stage along the Lehigh River, with a gauge stage of 7.99 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 2023-09-22
Streamflow 6,166.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 87.09%
Maximum 176,670.0 cfs

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
123 cfs 0.88 ft -5.38
Lehigh R Bl Francis E Walter Res Nr White Haven Pa
USGS 01447800
488 cfs 3.9 ft -17.71
Lehigh River At Lehighton
USGS 01449000
945 cfs 3.38 ft -10
Lehigh River At Walnutport
USGS 01451000
1270 cfs 2.76 ft -7.97
Lehigh River At Bethlehem
USGS 01453000
1640 cfs 2.04 ft -7.87
Lehigh River At Glendon
USGS 01454700
1700 cfs 7.99 ft -6.59

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Lehigh River Maximum Total Discharge

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Lehigh River Year Over Year Discharge

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