Why Is New York City Studying Pennsylvania’s Lehigh River?

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Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., associate research scientist and principal investigator of Stroud Water Research Center’s Fluvial Geomorphology Group, was interviewed as part of an NPR story about how New York City is studying Pennsylvania’s Lehigh River to potentially help with its water supply. 

“As the Lehigh River draws people from all over the region for whitewater season, the churning of the water depends on a dam controlling the flow. Businesses that rely on that flow say recent moves by New York City are the first steps towards a water feud, but NYC officials say that’s not the case. They say they’re looking at the dam to see if it could relieve pressure on New York City’s vast water system.”

Listen to the story.