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The Lehigh River ends its 113 mile journey from the headwaters in Gouldsboro in Easton, where it meets the Delaware River. This location was named “forks of the Delaware” by the Lenape Indians. The original 14 foot Easton Dam had an outlet lock on the southern end to allow boats to enter the river from the canal and continue their passage across the Delaware into the Morris canal. From there, the boats would continue to markets in New York. The concrete dam that has since replaced the old stone and wood crib dam is 25 feet high.

Easton is part of the Lehigh Valley sequence of the Great Valley section. It consists of carbonate rock.

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