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Forecast services to continue at Langhorne stream gage during Route 213 bridge construction.  Click here for forecast hydrograph, click here to access temporary USGS observations from a gage 0.55 miles downstream located at Brownsville Rd.

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Lehigh River at Bethlehem Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 4:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 4:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 4:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 4:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 5:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 5:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 6:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 6:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 6:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:16PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 2:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 2:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 2:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 3:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 3:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 3:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 4:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 4:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 5:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 5:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 5:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 5:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 1:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 1:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 1:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 1:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 2:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 2:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 2:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 2:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 3:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 3:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 3:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 3:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 4:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 4:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 4:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 4:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 11:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 11:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 11:16PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 11:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 11:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 12:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 12:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 12:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 12:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 1:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 3:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 3:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 4:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 4:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 4:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 4:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 5:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 5:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 5:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 5:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 6:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 6:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 6:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 6:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 7:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 7:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 7:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 7:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 8:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 8:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 8:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 8:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 9:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 9:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 9:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 9:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 10:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 10:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 10:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 10:45AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 2.2 ft at 11:00AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 2.2 ft at 11:15AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 2.2 ft at 11:16AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 11:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 11:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 12:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 12:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 12:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 12:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 1:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 1:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 1:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 1:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 2:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 2:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 2:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 2:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 3:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 3:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 3:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 3:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 4:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 4:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 4:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 4:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 5:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 5:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 5:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 5:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 6:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 6:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 6:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 6:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 7:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 7:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 7:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 7:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 8:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 8:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 8:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 8:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 9:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 9:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 9:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 9:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 10:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 10:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 10:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 10:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 11:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 11:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 11:16PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 11:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 11:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 12:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 12:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 12:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 12:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 1:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 1:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 1:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 1:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 2:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 2:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 2:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 2:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 3:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 3:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 3:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 3:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 4:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 4:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 4:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 4:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 7:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 7:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 7:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 8:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 8:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 8:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 8:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 9:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 9:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 9:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 9:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 10:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 10:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:16AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 11:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 11:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 1:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 1:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 1:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:30PM Dec 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 7:00PM Dec 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 1:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 7:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 1:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 7:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 1:00AM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 7:00AM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 1:00PM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 7:00PM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 1:00AM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 7:00AM Dec 23, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBETP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:01PM Dec 20, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:34AM Dec 20)Latest observed value: 2.06 ft at 2:30 PM EST 20-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Lehigh River at Bethlehem are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 25.90 ft on 05/23/1942
(2) 24.90 ft on 02/28/1902
(3) 23.38 ft on 08/19/1955
(4) 20.02 ft on 06/23/1972
(5) 19.70 ft on 09/18/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.45 ft on 09/09/2011
(2) 11.91 ft on 08/28/2011
(3) 17.17 ft on 03/11/2011
(4) 17.74 ft on 06/28/2006
(5) 16.06 ft on 04/03/2005 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.60 ft on 10/15/1910

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25 Levees in the Bethleham area are topped. Major flooding begins.
16 Wilson Avenue takes on water.
15.5 Sand Island Recreational Area in Bethlehem is flooded.
15 The islands in the Allentown area begin to flood.
14 Flooding begins upstream in Allentown. Backwater begins to effect the Little Lehigh and Jordan creeks.
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Latitude: 40.615278° N, Longitude: 75.379167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 210.94 ft 226.94 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

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