The Lehigh River has enough water from natural flows to go rafting every single day of the year. As professional outfitters we watch water levels closely. Some water levels require us to do the 8 or 10 mile section, and other higher levels allow rafters and kayakers to enjoy the Class 2-3 rapids of the Lehigh Gorge!
Water Releases are the somewhat awkward name given to Army Corps of Engineers programs that let extra water out of the dam at prescribed times.
So don’t think that there isn’t any water in the river on the weekends between the water releases. We’re here day in, day out, running rafting trips, kayak schools, and having a great time.