Delaware River Report / Conditions May 7, 2018

May 07, 2018 Comments Off by

The rain fell steady for most of yesterday.  Even though it was a light rain for most of the day it was a soaker.  A good day to have two raincoats because the first one will soak through.  The rain was a little heavier later in the day but the rivers held up well.  Streamers worked well on some river sections and there were some fish landed on dries. Overall it looked like a tough day. Today we go back to warmer air temps with sunshine in the afternoon.  The water temps dropped a little overnight but will come up quickly with the afternoon sun.  The flows are up slightly but nothing crazy.  The Beaverkill only increased 250 cfs and is already dropping this morning.  The West Branch may begin to rise later in the day if the spill increases as the runoff makes it’s way across the reservoir but so far that only looks like a few hundred cfs.  Right now the spill in only 149 cfs so there may not be much of a change.  The rest of the week looks great with a couple of days of light rain but no real accumulation in the forecast.

 

Peter in the rain.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Peter with a good one in the rain. Photo by Bruce Miller

Tim in between rain drops.  Photo by Bruce Miller

Tim in between rain drops. Photo by Bruce Miller

Hatching:
Hendrickson  #12 – 16 –  E. subvaria
Blue Quills #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Quill Gordon #14 – Epeorus pluralis
Blue Wing Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Dark Grannom – #14 – 18 – Dark Brachycentrus sp.
Apple Caddis – #16 – 18 – Light Brachycentrus sp.
Early Black Stoneflies #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,610 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,070 cfs 43°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,020 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,050 cfs 48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,550 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 882 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs  Spill = 149 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,420 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 100.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 100.3%

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