Delaware River Report / Conditions July 30, 2020

Jul 30, 2020 Comments Off by

Yesterday’s 20% chance of storms turned into 100% after dinner last night.  The rain came down hard for a bit but mostly soaked in the ground so no real flow change.  It was definitely needed though.  Today looks like a great day to be on the water with the air temp only hitting 81 degrees, some cloud cover, and 4 – 5 mph wind from the West.  There is a 40% chance of some afternoon storms but the total rainfall predicted is less than 1/10″.  They did not pulse release from Cannonsville last night probably due to the cooler air temp and potential rain.  That’s great news because the pulses are kind of annoying and don’t really do any good for the river anyway.

 

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

Hatching:
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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

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 445 cfs
48°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 498 cfs
50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs 64°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 296 cfs 71°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 870 cfs 70°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 129 cfs 71°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 540 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 68 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 76.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 86.8%

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