Delaware River Report / Conditions October 13, 2020

Oct 13, 2020 Comments Off by

The rain they were counting on to meet the downstream flow requirements missed us so the release from Cannonsville has been increased.  The flow at Stilesville is 860 cfs but dropping this morning. It may level out there.  The recording says the release is 927 cfs.  All we can do is watch the gauge and see where it levels out.  Check the gauge links below for the latest flow information.  There has been a push in the past to actually wait for the rain to hit to change the release rather than rely on inaccurate weather forecasts.  Apparently that idea was not a priority for NYC DEP.  A second slap in the face to downstream users in the last 10 days.  Yesterday the olives hatched in the afternoon and the fish were happy.  Nymphing worked well in the morning.  If the water stays up today could be a good streamer day.

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The cloudiness will increase if they raise the release.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 860 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 98 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 228 cfs 54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs 54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 169 cfs 52°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 927 ??? cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 119 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 53.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 75%







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