Little Lehigh Creek Updates


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.


Lack of rainfall since January 2015 shown in chart

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…

Brown is the new green — really!

As summer draws to a close, we’re under a drought watch in Lehigh and Northampton counties. While there currently are no water restrictions, voluntarily cutting back your water use would be helpful. One of the best ways to do that, especially this time of year, is to stop watering your lawn. While many people think…

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