Delaware River Report / Conditions August 4, 2015

Aug 04, 2015 Comments Off by

We woke up top a little light rain this morning with decent cloud cover.  The sun should break through shortly but the high air temps should stay in the 70’s today.  Depending on which weather channel you watch we are either going to have sun all day or we may get a stray thunder storm in the afternoon.  The release from Cannonsville is 845 cfs this morning.  We should drop more by tomorrow opening up even more water on the West Branch to wading.  The release is still sending enough cold water down the system to keep the Upper Mainstem cool.  The Main at Lordville peaked at 62 degrees yesterday which is awesome for early August.  Sulphurs, olives, isonychias, and cahills are the main food source.  We have seen a few of the Heptagenia hebes (olive sulphurs) in sections plus a couple of cornutas here and there.

 

Bill had a nice day.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Bill had a nice day. Photo by Jared Makowski

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12-2xl  – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Golden Drake #12-2xl – Potomanthus distinctus
PED / Pink Lady #14 – E. vitreus
Large Blue Winged Olive #14 – D. cornuta
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans

Flows and Temps as of 8:00 AM:
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Flow Temp
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 824 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 898 cfs
45°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 176 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 434 cfs 69°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,440 cfs
60°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 127 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 845 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 138 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 77.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.8%

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