Delaware River Report / Conditions August 12, 2018

Aug 12, 2018 Comments Off by

We can’t smell any diesel on the lower West Branch this morning.  It sounds like the trains have been removed from the water.  Just about every state and federal agency you could think of are here monitoring the river.  So far the reports sound good.  We are still finding good numbers of olives on the door in the morning.

A little more rain fell over night bringing the flows up slightly. The rivers are already dropping back to normal levels this morning. The West Branch at Stilesville is steady at 1,490 cfs while the East Branch at Downsville is 1,220 cfs.  The sulphurs are still hatching on the upper river with some olives and isonychias mixed in.  We are finding more olives than anything else on the lower West.

The sun is breaking through this morning but there is .13″ precipitation in today’s forecast- that should just give us good afternoon cloud cover.

Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
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:

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,560 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,860 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,470 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 8,080 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,500 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 928 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,100 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 95.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.5%


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