Upper Lehigh (White Haven to Rockport)
Date: Saturday - May 12, 2012
Place: White Haven Putin
Expected Release Level: 800cfs
If interested in this trip please post here, send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or call my home phone (717-365-3167).
If you need to contact me the day of the trip I should have my cell turned on (717-512-2824).
Many Harrisburg area boaters meet at the Wilco Truck Stop (exit 77) off I-81 at 8:15 to consolidate boats and gear and carpool from that location. Anyone looking to carpool from Wilco please post here on the messageboard so all can see and coordinate carpooling.
We will meet at the putin by 10:00am, drop boats, gear, get ready and run shuttle at approx 10:20am. This should put us on the water by 11:00am.
The run should take approximately 4 hours so it's a good idea to pack a bit of food and water for the trip.
Approximately 2 hours into the run we usually make a short stop to eat and stretch legs at the bottom of Ledges Rapid (2nd Lunch, as some may know it), where there is a very popular surfing wave. You can use the time to relax, eat and watch, or play on the wave.
Links of interest:
-Weather Forecast for White Havenhttp://www.accuweather.com/us/pa/white-haven/18661/city-weather-forecast.asp?partner=accuweather&u=1&traveler=1
Virtual Tour of the Upper and Lower Lehigh. This website includes diagrams and photos of the major rapids of the Upper and Lower Lehigh, as well as numerous other links of interest about the river and surrounding area.http://home.ptd.net/~ab257/lehigh.html
-US Army Corps of Engineers, Dam and Water Release Forecast (updated approx Wednesday afternoon prior to a release weekend)http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/watercontrol/resreg.htm
-USGS gauge - Lehigh River at White Haven (current (real time) release level from F.E.Walter Dam)http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?site_no=01447800&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010
-USGS gauge - Lehigh River at Lehighton (the difference between this and the White Haven gauge will indicate additional inflow)http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv?cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&cb_00045=on&format=gif_default&period=7&site_no=01449000
-USGS Precipitation gauge at F.E.Walter Damhttp://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?site_no=01447780&PARAmeter_cd=00045
-Inflow/Outflow Graph for F.E.Walter Damhttp://www.nap-wc.usace.army.mil/nap/WALTR.html
-F.E.Walter Facebook Pagehttp://www.facebook.com/fewalterdam