Delaware River Report / Conditions May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 Comments Off by

We had quite a bit of rain fall yesterday.  It was one of the steady all day rains so it really took a while to notice the river flows changing.  All of the river flows are up this morning and wading is not an option today.  It is safe to float.  The West Branch is off color and it definitively looks like a streamer day.  It’s not chocolate milk but it definitely has color.  Right now Cannonsville Reservoir is not spilling so most of the water is coming from the feeder streams.  If we don’t see much additional rain we should be in better dry fly shape tomorrow as the runoff subsides.  Today also looks like the last day of cooler weather and we see air temps climb back into the 60’s beginning tomorrow.  There’s no significant rain in the forecast through the weekend.


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Dark Hendrickson  – #14 – E. subvaria (male)
Light Hendrickson
– #12 -14 – E. subvaria (female)
March Brown – #10- 2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema vicarium)
Gray Fox – 12-2xl – Maccaffertium vicarium (Stenonema fuscum)
Blue Quills
– #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva – mostly spinners
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Brachycentrus sp.
Dark Grannom – #16 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Blue Wing Olives  – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,590 cfs 43°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,970 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,420 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 4,840 cfs 45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 10,200 cfs 45°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,430 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,940 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 98.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99%


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