Delaware River Report / Conditions August 7, 2015

Aug 07, 2015 Comments Off by

The cool nights and cloud cover are doing their job and the Mainstem at Lordville peaked at 65 degrees yesterday.  Not too bad for the first week of August.  It looks like we have settled into the 500 cfs release from Cannonsville which is decent for wading and floating.  There is a little water coming in from the feeders and Hale Eddy is flowing at 585 cfs.  A little rain over the next couple of days would help the system.  There may be some thunderstorms next week but it’s a little too far out to tell for sure.
Isonychias, sulphurs, cahills, and olives are still on the menu.  The olives vary in size from size #14 Cornutas all the way down to #26 pseudos so carry a good assortment out there.

James with a nice rainbow in the dark!

James with a nice rainbow in the dark!

 

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 494 cfs 42°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 585 cfs
46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 367 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 974 cfs
62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 107 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 111 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 72.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%

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