Delaware River Report / Conditions July 4, 2013

Jul 04, 2013 Comments Off by

Happy Independence Day! July 3 was definitely interesting out on the river, with thick fog rolling in every time the rain decided to come down, making visibility tough and the hatching sporadic to say the least. With the Cannonsville release now at 1,200 CFS, that will likely happen today as well if there are any passing showers. There are a few predicted, but as we all know the weathermen are not the most reliable bunch! There were good numbers of sulphurs on the shop this morning, and our first sighting of Heptagenia Hebe as well! Enjoy the fourth everyone, and be safe out there!

Patriot Rainbow says Happy Independence Day!

Patriot Rainbow says Happy Independence Day!

What’s Hatching:

Isonychia bicolor – Iso – Slate Drake – #12-2XL

Hydropysche species – Tan Caddis – #16 & #18

Chimarra species – Charcoal Caddis – #16 & #18

Stenonema species – Various Light Cahills – #14

Pseudocloeon species – BWO – #22 – sporadic

Ephemerella invaria- Sulphurs – #14

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16

Current Flow Conditions:

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,350 cfs @ 56º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,080 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 521 cfs @ 59º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 965 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,850 cfs @ 62º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 444 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 100.8% – 1,204 CFS release

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