Delaware River Report / Conditions October 17, 2014

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The runoff is currently meeting the flow targets down stream so the release from Cannonsville has been cut back and the current flow at Stilesville is 168 cfs.  The flow at Hale Eddy is 992 cfs and still falling as the streams drop.  As the flows drop we should be set up for some of the better wading opportunities we’ve had on the West Branch in months.  We expect the river to clear as it drops with the lower release putting less particulate in the river.   Remember the West Branch above the Monument is now closed for the season but the border water is open for fishing.  Today should be pleasant with temps in the mid 60’s and some light showers and clouds coming in for the weekend.  According to Accuweather we should not receive any significant rain over the next few days which is perfect for the river right now.  The Mainstem is dropping back quickly but still getting quite a bit of water from the smaller tributaries.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 57 degrees this morning.

Delaware Highlands Conservancy has started a fundraiser to improve the Long Eddy access – check it out at:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/improve-the-long-eddy-river-access

Hopefully once this project is complete someone will take a serious interest in improving the Lordville access.

Yes they are still around!

Yes they are still around!

 

Hatching:

Olive/Sulphurs #18 -20 H. hebe

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #14 -Isonychia bicolor

Charcoal Caddis #16-18 – Dk Brachycentrus sp.

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 168 cfs @ 57º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 992 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 222 cfs @ 55º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,150 cfs @ 57º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,010 cfs @ 59º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 459 cfs @ N/A

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