Delaware River Report / Conditions April 2, 2017

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The sun is shining this morning which makes it feel a whole lot better than yesterday.  Wunderground has the air temperature peaking around 51 degrees today so it’s going to feel like Summer out there after the last few weeks.  The rivers are still high and cold with runoff and we still have a bit of snow left in the woods.  Most of the water temperatures peaked in the high 30’s or low 40’s yesterday.  It’s still a bit cold for the fish to look for the stoneflies but people are catching a couple fish on streamers in the slower water and edges.  Nymphing will improve if the water drops.  Finding a safe place to wade is still an issue but boating is perfectly safe.  The forecast looks  dry for the next couple of days with some decent rains coming towards the end of the week.

 

Getting some Hendrickson nymphs ready

Getting some Hendrickson nymphs ready

Hatching:
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,410 cfs
37°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,910 cfs
39°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,680 cfs 38°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,260 cfs
39°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 9,400 cfs
38°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,640 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,513 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 38°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 3,090 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions April 1, 2017

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The entire Delaware System is cold and high this morning with a mix of runoff and releases.  The reservoirs filled quickly in March and NYC now feels comfortable keeping the releases higher and making room for additional runoff.  That’s quite a change from the late Fall when we were watching the level in Cannonsville Reservoir drop to 18%.  We have plenty of water in the Reservoirs and should be set up for a more “normal” Spring.  We wouldn’t suggest wading until the river levels drop.  It’s possible to throw streamers from a boat or shore right now and that fishing should improve over the next week as the water temperatures rise along with the air temperatures.  It won’t take long to get going.
We are getting a little snow this morning on top of yesterday’s rain.  The plows were out sanding the roads early this morning but be careful if you are out traveling.  Air temperatures should be in the 50’s a couple of days this week and will make fishing much more comfortable.  We are seeing a few Stoneflies around but dry fly action is a distant long shot over the next couple of days until the flow drops a bit and the water temperatures rise.  If you fish your best bet will be to slow strip, swing, or jig streamers in quieter, deep eddys.

 

It's a little chilly and wet on the West Branch this morning

It’s a little chilly and wet at 7 :30 on the West Branch this morning

Hatching:
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,410 cfs
37°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 3,560 cfs
37°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,920 cfs 38°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,780 cfs
38°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 11,500 cfs
38°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,790 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 37°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 5,020 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 92.7%

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3/30/2017 DEP update on Cannonsville & Pepacton releases

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Received this afternoon:

 

Hi, folks. I’m following up from my note last week with a quick update on New York City’s reservoir storage and release plans.
 
Because of rain and snowmelt, the past three days have brought a combined total of 17 billion gallons of runoff into Cannonsville and Pepacton. While we’re happy to see the reservoirs refilling, DEP must also strive to meet a storage objective in its reservoirs this time of year. The FFMP says we should aim to keep storage no higher than 93 percent as of now.
 
That is why we began larger releases from Cannonsville Reservoir last week. We have been releasing 1,500 cubic feet per second (975 mgd) from Cannonsville into the West Branch, and we plan to continue that for at least the next week. We will not be ramping down this weekend as previously planned. Doing so would cause the reservoir to fill beyond the objective and cause it to spill earlier.
 
We have also increased releases from Pepacton Reservoir. We are currently releasing about 835 cubic feet per second (450 mgd) into the East Branch. That will likely continue for at least the next week as well.  
 
I hope this information is helpful. And, as always, please feel free to email or call with any questions.
 
Best,
Adam Bosch
 
 
__________________________________________________________­­­­____________________
Adam Bosch | Director of Public Affairs | NYC Environmental Protection | Bureau of Water Supply
(O) 845 334-7868| boscha@dep.nyc.gov

 

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Upper Delaware System Water Update February 28, 2017

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Things have been looking up for the water supply over the last few weeks and Cannonsville now sits at 79.97% with Walton flowing in at 2070 cfs and even little Trout Brook coming in at 136 cfs.  We have more rain on the way with over half in inch in the forecast tomorrow.  There have been a few early stoneflies around but the water temperatures are still a little low for great fishing.

The West Branch above Cannonsville has had good water for a while now

The West Branch above Cannonsville has had good water for quite a while now

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2017 Fly Fishing Show Somerset, NJ

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Join us January 27th, 28th, and 29th in Somerset, NJ at The Flyfishing Show.  Like normal, we will be discussing the upcoming season’s prospects and booking rooms and guides for 2017.  We will also have a limited supply of our Spectrumized Dubbing for sale. Our booth location is C22 & C23 in the Main Hall.

Double-Trouble

Delaware River Club Guides Bob Lewis and Steve Shen will be presenting:

Mastering The Upper Delaware

Friday, January 27th – 2:00 PM, Hillsborough Room
Saturday, January 29th – 12:00 PM, Techniques Theater
Sunday, January 31st – 10:00 AM, Hillsborough Room

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Tying the East Branch Caddis

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 30, 2016

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Yesterday felt like early September and we are coming off a really warm night.  The water temperatures are up from yesterday morning and that should help the hatching.  There were some olives and a few isonychias out yesterday but streamers and nymphs were definitely more productive.  The Cannonsville release is 574 this morning.  The West Branch, lower East Branch, and Mainstem are all in decent shape for floating and wading.  We may get a light shower or two today with wind gusts staying under 10 mph.  Not a bad looking fishing day for the end of October.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 519 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 834 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 611 cfs 46°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 802 cfs
47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,800 cfs
49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 112 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 574 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 280 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 31%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 62.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 29, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville is increasing this morning.   The East Branch flow at Downsville is also up this morning at 478 cfs.  The West Branch flow should be settled down by this afternoon.  Air temperatures will approach 60 degrees which will feel like summer after the past few days.  We may get some olives in the afternoon but streamers and nymphs will be your best bet.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 548 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 756 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 617 cfs 41°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 877 cfs
41°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,580 cfs
41°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 148 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 308 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 354 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 31%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 62.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville is 308 cfs this morning.  We went from 100 cfs yesterday to over 1,000 cfs overnight, back to 300 cfs this morning.  The lower West Branch flow should fall throughout the day and settle in by late afternoon.  The temperatures are higher on the WB than the EB so hatching should be a bit better.  There were olives hatching yesterday afternoon on the West during the rain.  We should have overcast today with little precipitation.  We are on a bit of a warming trend and should see good temperatures by Saturday.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 326 cfs
57°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 470 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 713 cfs
42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,240 cfs
43°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 166 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 308 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 406 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 31.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 62.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 27, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville is 90 cfs.  The flow at Downsville is 77 cfs.  We woke up to some light snow coming down in the higher elevations.  That should switch to rain mid morning when air temperatures climb to the low 40’s.  We shouldn’t see much accumulation and it should melt fairly quick.  This is just a brief cold spell and air temperatures will climb back into the 50’s on Saturday.  Nymphing should be good today but definitely keep an eye out for olives in the lower water

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 103 cfs
55°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 274 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 127 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 232 cfs
42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 936 cfs
46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 64 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 910 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 48°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 115 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 31.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 63.2%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 26, 2016

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The release from Cannonsville has been dropped to 326 cfs as of 8 am this morning.  It has been dropping around 100 cfs each hour but should settle in by mid morning.  It will take a while for the water levels to drop on the lower West and Mainstem.  The East Branch release has also been cut leaving a flow of 259 cfs at Downsville.  There is no projected release from Lake Wallenpaupack.  We do have some rain and possible snow in the higher elevations over the next couple of days.  Day time air temperatures will be in the 40’s and possibly even in the 50’s on the weekend.  The lower water may concentrate the small blue winged olives on the West and East.  There are still a couple of isonychias around too.  Wet fly and nymph fishing should pick up and streamers have still been effective.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 434 cfs
58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 885 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 337 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 413 cfs
42°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,630 cfs
48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 66 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 910 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 124 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 32.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 63.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 25, 2016

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The release from Cannonville is 910 cfs.  The release from Pepacton has been increased this morning and the flow at Downsville is now 478 cfs.  The Beaverkill is slowing dropping back as the runoff subsides but it’s really cool to see the East Branch flow at Fishs Eddy at 644 cfs this morning.  People have found some fish on the lower EB over the last few weeks so it may be worth a look.  We’ll have some wind to deal with again today but if you can get in a calm area there have been a mix of olives hatching with a few isonychias still.  Streamers have definitely been the most productive method followed by nymphing.  Air temperatures will be in the 40’s today with light rain / heavy mist at times.  Some of the higher elevations may see a quick snow shower but so far we haven’t seen a flake in the lower elevations along the river.

 

Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 872 cfs
59°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,080 cfs
57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 536 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 644 cfs
45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,720 cfs
51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 73 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 910 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 153 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 33.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 64.4%

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