Lehigh County Authority is monitoring conditions along the Little Lehigh Creek where water flow has dried up in some locations, but flowing fine (albeit low) in other locations. Reports indicate this is due to the limestone geology in this region where the creek flows in and out of the local groundwater aquifer. It...Read More
The Little Lehigh Creek is an important waterway running through the southern portion of the LCA service area. It is an essential water source for many of the communities we serve as well as a cherished recreational and natural asset. We will update this page with public information whenever the Little Lehigh is experiencing extraordinary conditions. Please e-mail us your pictures and observations for consideration.
The primary reason our rivers and creeks have been low: lack of precipitation. The table below shows monthly precipitation amounts since January of 2015. Most of the last 22 months have been significantly below the average – especially since March of this year.
Rainfall increases the natural runoff into streams and rivers. It also recharges groundwater...Read More