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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 26, 2018

Sep 26, 2018 Comments Off by

All of the rivers are high and off color this morning but the flows are already dropping.  The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 1,499 cfs.    We just had steady rain yesterday but it came down for hours.  We should see the feeder streams drop quickly and the main rivers should clear.  The West Branch will have the fall color to it if they keep the release high.  We have some light rain in the forecast today and tomorrow but Wunderground is predicting around 1/4″.  The weekend looks good with air temps in the 60’s, clouds, and luckily no rain in the forecast right now.  Today looks like a streamer day but if you’re out there bring a dry fly rod and watch the long, slower edges of tailouts.  You may get lucky and find a few fish eating olives in the afternoon.

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,470 cfs 63°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,420 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,750 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 6,570 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 13,100 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 3,320 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,220 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.6%

 

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Mid Day Update September 25, 2018

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The rivers are beginning to come up and there is color coming in from the feeder streams.  Hale Eddy is currently 4,660 cfs and climbing.  Once the rain stops we should peak and begin to drop quickly.

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 25, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 1,097.  We woke up to some light, steady rain this morning but so far we’ve received less than was forecasted.  We had about 1/4″ overnight and today’s precip forecast has been dropped to less than 1/2″.  If the rain comes over the course of the day there is a chance of olives.  Streamers will be your best bet starting off but take the time to watch the tailouts of long pools.  The increased release will add a bit more color to the river but not enough to turn the fish off.  If the rain picks up and turns the river off color we’ll do a mid day update.  We have a little more rain in the forecast tomorrow then we look pretty clear through the weekend.

 

We've had some great sunsets on the water this week

We’ve had some great sunsets on the water this week

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,070 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,750 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,020 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,060 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,750 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 831 cfs 54°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,097 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 543 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 24, 2018

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The rivers flows are still dropping slowly this morning.  The release from Cannonsville is still 695 cfs until further notice.  We do have that normal fall “color” coming out of Cannonsville Reservoir but that hasn’t stopped the fish from eating small olives, cahills, and stenos.  Last night was decent in the early evening with the olives making up most of the hatch.  The fish did seem to be eating quite a few of them as emergers just under the surface.  A small wet would have been perfect but if you didn’t have one they would eventually eat the dry on a good drift.  Today should be similar to yesterday with a bit more wind.  We may get some rain overnight- hopefully it misses us!

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 701 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,020 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,940 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 882 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 695 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 580 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 23, 2018

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The rivers have dropped quite a bit since yesterday and things look much better this morning.  Hale Eddy is 1,470 cfs and dropping slowly now.  It’s definitely clear enough to fish dry flies.  The release from Cannonsville is 695 cfs.  Keep an eye out for olives and isonychias.  There are some caddis showing on the West Branch and Mainstem but the Iso spinners are the show stealers if you find them towards dark.  Watch the slow pools and tailouts for the best shot at surface activity.

Streamer fishing was definitely the most effective method yesterday but people did find fish rising giving some people dry fly shots.  The next two day s look clear and cooler so we should see some decent fishing.

 

Mike with a streamer fish yesterday.  Photo by Samantha Dennis

Mike with a streamer fish yesterday. Photo by Samantha Dennis

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 701 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,470 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,110 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,560 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,680 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,100 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 695 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 693 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 22, 2018

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We got hit with a storm we didn’t see coming last night.  Wunderground was way off on the 1/4″ predicted and the flow is 2,720 cfs at Hale Eddy this morning.  It has peaked and is dropping quickly already.  It is off color but should recover quickly with a release from Cannonsville of only 695 cfs.  The dry fly fishing was picking up with the lower water but it will take a day or two to get back there.  Looking at the 10 day forecast we shouldn’t see any additional rain that matters until Tuesday. Hopefully they have this forecast correct.  Streamers will be your best bet today.

 

The West Branch flow is dropping quickly already this morning.

The West Branch flow is dropping quickly already this morning.

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 701 cfs 61°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,720 cfs 62°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,610 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,910 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,830 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,700 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 695 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 975 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 21, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville has been decreased to 818 cfs. The lower water should help concentrate the hatches and give the fish better water to set up and feed in.  We should have a clouds today.  These are the best conditions we’ve seen in a while.  It took while for things to get going yesterday.  Once the sun dropped behind the hills iso spinners, olives, and olive spinners showed up in the slower pools and made the fish happy. Earlier in the day some people found limited success with streamers and wets but it was definitely work to find fish.  A little less than 1/4″ of rain should fall overnight leading into a clear weekend.

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs 61°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,370 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 877 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,060 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,730 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 911 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 818 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 533 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 20, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville has been decreased to 1,097 cfs.  The runoff is still subsiding leaving the flow at Hale Eddy 1,700 and falling slowly this morning.  The lower water should help the fishing by concentrating the bugs on the water a bit more – especially the little olives that have been hatching.  The rivers are starting off a few degrees cooler this morning after last night’s air temps in the 50’s.  We’re still seeing isonychias and some cahills but mostly small olives and small olive spinners in the evening.  Nymphing and wet fly fishing should become more effective as the water drops.  Wunderground is calling for 1/4″ of rain tomorrow but otherwise we’re in for a few days of sun and clouds.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,060 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 902 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,380 cfs 57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,550 cfs 61°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,170 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,097 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 651 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 19, 2018

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All of the rivers are dropping this morning as the runoff subsides.  We had a brief shower yesterday morning and then it turned into a mix of clouds and sun for the rest of the day.  The West Branch flow peaked by mid afternoon and began to drop.  While there is color in the West Branch from the release there was a lot of color coming in from Oquaga Creek and it looked pretty dirty by mid day.  We’ve already dropped over 1,000 cfs since yesterday and the river is looking much better this morning.  People were throwing streamers yesterday as the water was rising and a few fish were hooked.  There is no significant rain in the forecast for the next few days so we should be in good shape for the weekend.  The cooler air temps should help drop the water temps too.  The release from Cannonsville Reservoir has been dropped back slightly to 1,298 cfs.

 

The flow at Hale Eddy is dropping back to normal

The flow at Hale Eddy is dropping back to normal

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,260 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,230 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 959 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,550 cfs 60°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,650 cfs 63°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,910 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,298 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 993 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 18, 2018

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It looks like a lot of the rain split East and West of us.  It was mostly a steady light rain from 6 pm on.  The rivers are up this morning but no where near the levels people were predicting.  The flow at hale Eddy is 2,590 and climbing this morning but should level off and begin to drop by this afternoon.  We may see a brief shower or two this morning but that should be over before lunch.  The drop in air temperature is certainly welcome and we should peak around 75 degrees today.  The night time temps should be in the 50’s for most of the week.   The cooler air temps should help drop the water temps.  Hopefully that pushes the fall bugs and the hatches of olives, hebes, and smaller isonychias should get better towards the weekend.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,470 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,590 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 984 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,980 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,040 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,080 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 440 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 87.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 17, 2018

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Yesterday was another day of bright sun and heat.  We saw a few one timers and found a few other fish here and there but mostly after the sun dropped behind the hills.  It really felt like mid summer conditions out there.  Luckily it looks like the heat has broken and we should be much cooler for the rest of the week.  We should start today off with some cloud cover that increases towards the afternoon. Wunderground has some rain starting around 3 pm.  It should start off as scattered showers and then turn into steadier rain overnight.  The forecast changes every time we look but right now the total amount of rain being called for has dropped.  We may see around 1″ overnight and less than 1/4″ tomorrow.  That’s much better than  what they were calling for a couple of days ago.  Little blue wing olives made up most of the bugs we saw last night but there were some isonychias and hebes out there.  We are also beginning to see more caddis in the evenings which is definitely a sign of fall.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,450 cfs 59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,850 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 847 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,690 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,690 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 551 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 225 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions September 16, 2018

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Yesterday seemed like a tough day on the water with a combination of high water and bright sun.  Nymphing the slow edges and swinging wets in the tailouts was probably the most successful methods.  Some people found fish rising to small olives and a couple of isonychias but most of the reports sounded like sporadic activity.  The West Branch has dropped a bit but has color coming out of the dam.  It is clear enough for fish to eat.  Today will  be similar to yesterday with sunshine and the air temp hitting 80 degrees.  The forecast is changing every few hours but we’re definitely getting some rain tomorrow and Tuesday.  The latest is showing 1.5″ over the course of the two days.  The air temps should drop quite a bit this week and that should help drop the water temps a bit and hopefully push the fall fishing.

 

Hatching:
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – Steno spp.
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here/

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,450 cfs 59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,910 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 890 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,870 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,060 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 671 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 243 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 91.9%

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