Delaware River Report / Conditions October 15, 2018

Oct 15, 2018 No Comments by

Yesterday was a decent day to be on the water.  Small olives and caddis were the main patterns we needed.  Streamers worked well early on other sections. The cloud cover was decent with a few patches of sunshine thrown in.  We have clouds this morning with 1/4″ of rain coming throughout the afternoon.  It looks spread out over most of the day so we shouldn’t see any isolated heavy periods of rain.  Olives, caddis, and a few isonychias should cover your dry fly selections.  The West Branch is still off color so streamers are a good choice there.  Water levels are still high so the best wading opportunities are on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.

Lida with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Lida with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Bruce Miller

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 1,490 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,140 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,700 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 814 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 951 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 14, 2018

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We had more rain than they forecast yesterday but it didn’t raise the river levels much. They’re already on their way back down again. It was a mix of rain, sun and wind out there – a perfect day for fishing streamers. There was also some rising fish near the end of the day. Make sure to watch the tail outs of the pools and have your spinners handy. We had a chilly night and today is starting off in the 30’s but will warm up once the sun breaks through. The Beaverkill is back to a wadeable level and is your best option if on foot today.

Peter found a brown showing off it's fall coloring. Photo by Bruce Miller

Peter found a brown showing off it’s fall coloring. Photo by Bruce Miller

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 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,290 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,230 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,440 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,210 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 954 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,130 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 13, 2018

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There’s light rain falling this morning which should end by mid-day. The water levels have been slowly falling throughout the system, this morning’s rain shouldn’t raise them drastically. However, Pepacton on the East Branch has been spilling so the upper East Branch will decrease more slowly. The water temperatures are lower today due to the cool night. Today is a good day for fishing streamers from a boat, but have that dry fly rod with you for opportunities later in the day.

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 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,370 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,230 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,540 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,390 cfs 55°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,040 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,100 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 12, 2018

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It rained for most of the day yesterday with some heavier showers at times. The levels throughout the system are high today – wading is not an option. However, it looks like we’re done with the rain for a few days so the levels should decrease over the weekend. Today we have windy conditions and much cooler temperatures. According to the 10-day forecast, we should be in our normal fall weather for the next week. The West Branch is off-color but not muddy. Throw streamers at the slow edges and in the tails of the pools.

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 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,700 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,240 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,630 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,120 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,740 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,740 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.0%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 11, 2018

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There’s light rain falling this morning and the gauges are just starting to register the additional water. The forecast calls for rain off and on for most of the day but nothing torrential which should keep the feeder creeks from getting too muddy. Start with streamers but keep that dry fly rod handy as the rain ends later this afternoon. We saw several different varieties of spinners in the evening (olives, Isos and Stenos), along with brown caddis.

Iso spinner hitching a ride.

Iso spinner hitching a ride.

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 1,490 cfs 61°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,020 cfs 61°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 883 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,660 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,690 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 535 cfs 60°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 678 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.0%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 10, 2018

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It was another warm, cloudy day on the river yesterday – and today looks like a carbon copy. We saw small olive spinners, as well as a number of caddis. Boating remains the best option on the West Branch and Main stem. The Beaverkill would be your best wade option this week. In the higher water, look for rising fish in the slower parts of the pool – especially in the evening. There’s rain in the forecast tomorrow but how much we’ll get has been changing every time we check the forecast.

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 61°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,990 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 908 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,730 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,900 cfs 60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 589 cfs 59°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 713 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 9, 2018

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Yesterday was a mix of overcast skies, wind and drizzle – not a bad combo when we have warmer air temperatures. Today looks like another unseasonably warm day with plenty of clouds. We’ve been having luck on streamers during the afternoon, then finding rising fish later on as the sun drops. We’re seeing the usual mix of small olives, fall Isos and some leftover Stenos. There have been more caddis about but not many on the water’s surface to get the fish interested. The water levels throughout the system continue to drop, there are more opportunities for wading now.

The brown trout are showing off their fall colors. Photo by Bruce Miller

The brown trout are showing off their fall colors. Photo by Bruce Miller

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 61°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,050 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,040 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,900 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,200 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 638 cfs 57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 784 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 8, 2018

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Yesterday felt more like summer than fall. The weather the next few days will continue in this unseasonably warm trend until the weekend. Today should be overcast for much of the day, perfect for olives. The river levels throughout the system continue to slowly drop. The Beaverkill is at a great level for wading this week. The West Branch remains off-color from the release. Look for rising fish in the slow edges of the pools. We’ve been seeing small olives, Isos and some Steno spinners.

Bruce with a brown showing its fall colors. Photo by Fred Nelson

Bruce with a brown showing its fall colors. Photo by Fred Nelson

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 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,100 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,200 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,120 cfs 56°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,570 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 710 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 894 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 7, 2018

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The river flows are still dropping slowly throughout the system.  The Beaverkill is wadeable at 800 cfs.  Pepacton Reservoir is still spilling but the flow has leveled off at Downsville.  We had better reports of dry fly fishing yesterday with olives and some isonychias showing up in some river sections.  There is still quite a bit of water out there so watch for soft place the fish can set up.  The tail outs of long pools or edges of seams can be good spots right now.  The West Branch is still off color from the release.  It looks pretty good for streamer fishing which is what most people seem to be doing.  The cloud cover definitely helped the fishing yesterday.

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 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,180 cfs 60°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,350 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,350 cfs 55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,980 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 809 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,050 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 6, 2018

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Pepacton is spilling this morning the the East Branch flow has risen slightly.  The rest of the river flows in the system have dropped back a bit.  The Beaverkill is  under 900 cfs.  the West Branch is dropping slower than the rest and we do have color in the river.  Olives, caddis, and some isonychias were out yesterday. There was a little dry fly activity on the system yesterday plus some streamer action.   The is no appreciable rain in the forecast for the rest of 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.
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 1,490 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,290 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,370 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,440 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,250 cfs 58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 899 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,430 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 5, 2018

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We had a little more rain yesterday than the 1/10″ predicted by Wunderground.  All of the river flows jumped a bit but have now settled back to where they were yesterday morning.  The West Branch looks good for streamers this morning.  We did see a couple of fish rise yesterday.  Little olives are around plus we saw more caddis along the bushes than we’ve seen in quite a while.  The West is still off color but it doesn’t seem to bother the fish.  Less water would help the system at this point.  Wading is still not an option but the Beaverkill flow is down to 1,100 cfs and dropping.  If Wunderground is correct we shouldn’t see any precip until Sunday.  That should be .08″.

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 1,490 cfs 60°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,490 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,140 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,600 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,050 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,100 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,430 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.6%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 4, 2018

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All of the rivers in the system are dropping back slowly from the rain.  Wading is not an option yet but the Beaverkill is 1,230 cfs so keep an eye on that river for the first opportunity.  We have 1/10″ of rain in today’s forecast and then we’re dry for a few days.  Streamer fishing from a drift boat is your best bet.  Try different patterns until the fish react.  As the water drops there may be some fish eating olives in the really slow tailouts of long pools so bring a dry fly rod just in case.

 

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 1,490 cfs 62°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,450 cfs 59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,190 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,760 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,050 cfs 57°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,230 cfs 56°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,560 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%

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