Delaware River Report / Conditions May 4, 2017

May 04, 2017 Comments Off by

The clarity continues to improve throughout the system but the West Branch still looks the best this morning.  The rivers are still running high but the Beaverkill is dropping into manageable wade levels and bringing the East down a bit with it.  The West Branch seems to be holding steady as the spill compensate for the falling feeder creeks.  The wind was howling yesterday afternoon so streamers were definitely the best bet.  We are still finding a decent number of bugs hatching and some fish eating in the big slow pools when the wind lays down.  We have some rain coming in the next few days.  The forecasted amount varies depending on which station you are listening to.  Some of it looks like thunderstorms which are usually unpredictable around here.  Bring a raincoat.


Hendrickson – #12 – 14 – Ephemerella subvaria
Blue Quill – #16 – Paraleptophlebia. adaptiva
Quill Gordon – #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Little Black Caddis – #18-20 – Chimarra sp.
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp.
Early Brown and Black Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,940 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,260 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 3,400 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 9,970 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,280 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 475 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,430 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 102.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 101.5%


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