Delaware River Report / Conditions October 14, 2016 Mid- Day Update

Oct 14, 2016 Comments Off by

Update:  The insanity continues.  The release from Cannonsville will be raised today beginning at 9 am (after being dropped last night).  Despite press releases about  “good neighbors”There is absolutely no consideration given for the down stream users or the river habitat below the dam.  And the East Branch is still starving for water with Pepacton at 68.6% capacity.

Here is today’s release schedule:
9 am = 288 cfs
9:30 am = 380 cfs
10:30 am = 480 cfs
11:30 am = 582 cfs
12:30 am = 682 cfs
1:30 pm = 783 cfs2:30 pm = 883 cfs
3:30 pm = 984 cfs
4:30 pm = 1,085 cfs until further notice

Earlier

After increasing the Cannonsville release slightly over the last few days it has now been cut back to 280 cfs this morning.  The flow at Hale Eddy is 359 and dropping this morning but should level off by mid morning.  The Upper Delaware Wild and Scenic Creek flow at Lordville will fall and level out later in the day.  Once they are done dropping Lake Wallenpaupack and get past the whitewater releases from Rio Reservoir we expect the release up here to increase.  Hopefully that happens soon so the Mainstem riverbed will actually be covered with water.

Temperatures are not an issue and we are coming off a cool night that was down in the 30’s.  The river did fish well yesterday with decent olive hatches in the afternoon.  Definitely carry isonychias, cahill spinners, and caddis patterns too.  Nymphing and swinging wet flies should work well until the afternoon hatches begin.  Today should be clear with winds below 10 mph.  The air temps will be in the upper 50’s.

 

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Hatching:
Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 238 cfs
54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 359 cfs
52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 108 cfs 47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 182 cfs
50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 591 cfs
52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 57 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 280 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 53 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 41.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 68.6%

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