Delaware River Report / Conditions August 1, 2020

Aug 01, 2020 Comments Off by

They did another brief pulse release from Cannonsville last night but the flows are already dropping back at 6 am this morning.  We’ll likely settle back in the 450- 500 cfs range at Stilesville.  Today’s weather looks a lot like yesterday.  We’ll see a few clouds but mostly sun with the air temp reaching 85 degrees.  No wind and a 10% chance of precipitation.  So the first August report of 2020 is going to sound just like most of July.  Midday go up close to the dams in the coldest water for the best shot at dry fly fishing.  If you stay lower the best timing for dry flies will be early and late.  The lower WB will be better for nymphing because of the algae in the upper river.  We have a higher chance of some precipitation tonight and tomorrow but it shouldn’t be enough to affect flows.


Bruce with a nice fish yesterday.  Tim Glynn photo

Bruce with a nice fish yesterday. Tim Glynn photo

The lower Beaverkill, lower East Branch, and Mainstem temperatures are all peaking over 70 degrees.  Give those rivers a break until they cool down. 

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Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Epeorus vitreus, stenocron sp., invaria
Sulphur – #18 – 20 – E. dorothea
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophillia sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Light Blue Wing Olive – 16 -20 – E. attenuata, cornutella

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 602 cfs  dropping already
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 638 cfs  dropping already
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs 62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 268 cfs 71°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 879 cfs 71°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 118 cfs 71°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 450 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 60 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 75.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 85.8%



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