Delaware River Report / Conditions August 20, 2017

Aug 20, 2017 Comments Off by

Thanks to all of the people who joined the River Cleanup yesterday.  There is a lot less garbage in the river his morning due to all of their hard work.  Dette’s won the competition with a lot of tires and boats full of trash.  In total there is dumpster less trash out there plus 71 tires removed from the system.  Thanks to all of the participants, Pig Farm Ink, Troegs Brewing, Costa Del Mar, and Simms.  It was pretty awesome to see 40 people who love the Delaware get out there and make good things happen for the system.  Next year’s cleanup will be bigger and better!

Yesterday was a mix of weather.  We had fog and decent clouds in the morning.  Add in the off color water and it was perfect for streamers.  The rest of the day was a mix of sun and clouds trading back and forth for a bit. After dark we were hit with a brief storm that was heavy for a bit.  That’s why the West Branch is flowing at 900 cfs this morning.  It has peaked and is dropping back already this morning.  This is going to be a good morning to get out there before the fog burns off and throw streamers.  We should see some sun today mixed with a few clouds.  Winds will be under 10 mph with air temperatures reaching the high 70’s.   There are a lot of olives on the building this morning so definitely keep that box handy in case of risers.

 

Jeff and Dave with a big Tiger yesterday morning.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Jeff and Dave with a big Tiger yesterday morning. Photo by Bruce Miller

Jared found some tires, toys, and lawn furniture in the river!

Jared found some tires, toys, and lawn furniture in the river!

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – Ephemerella dorothea
Golden Drake – 12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer Sulphurs, Stenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Tricos – #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes
White Flies – #12-2xl – Ephoron lukon
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 526 cfs
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 911 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 331 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 706 cfs
65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,770 cfs
66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 407 cfs 66°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 349 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.3%

 

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