Delaware River Report / Conditions October 19, 2018

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We’re starting off with a good frost this morning with an air temp in the low 30’s.  By mid afternoon we should have sunshine and an air temp of 57 degrees.  Today looks like a good afternoon to hunt the mainstem for fish eating olives in the slow pools.   Give it a chance to warm up.  Streamers are still a good bet on the West Branch since it is still coming out of the dam off color. The Beaverkill / Willowemoc are in the best shape for wading.

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bride is also closed.

Hatching:
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 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,050 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 890 cfs 41°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,760 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,900 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 629 cfs 42°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 882 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 18, 2018

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The sun popped out for a bit yesterday and felt good with the lower air temp.  The wind was off and on but wasn’t too bad for most of the day.  The river flows are still dropping slowly as the feeder streams continue to drop.  We are still finding olives, caddis, and a few isos in the longer pools.  Otherwise streamer fishing has worked well on the West Branch.  Today is going to be cooler with sunshine.  We’ll warm back up a bit tomorrow and have a slight chance of rain on Saturday.

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bride is also closed.

Hatching:
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 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,120 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 939 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,920 cfs 45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,160 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 720 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 963 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 17, 2018

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We have cloud cover now with some rain coming around lunch time.  Total precipitation should only be around 1/10″ so we should come through just fine.  Olives and caddis are making up most of the bugs we’re seeing out there.  There are still some isonychias but we’ll see fewer as the temps drop.  The West Branch is still coming out of the dam off color and looks geed for streamer fishing.  Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bride is also closed.

Hatching:
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 2,140 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,060 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,060 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,510 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 766 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,040 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 16, 2018

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We had light rain and clouds for most of the day yesterday.  The rivers look good this morning abut are slightly higher.  The Beaverkill flow is under 1,000 cfs and along with the Willowemoc offers the best wade opportunity.  The West Branch is still off color from the release but we are catching fish up here.  Streamers to start with but there is a chance of dry fly action in the evening.  The Mainstem is in great shape and has had most of the hatching.  We are coming off a night in the low 30’s so it will take a bit for everything to warm up today.  We should see 50 degrees and sunshine by 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 1,490 cfs 59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,280 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,190 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,330 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,810 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 935 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,340 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 15, 2018

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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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