Delaware River Report / Conditions October 17, 2020

Oct 17, 2020 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville was increased yesterday and the flow at Stilesville is 900 cfs.  The release has been all over the place this week so click on the links below for the latest flow information.  It would be great if NYC DEP would split the 900 cfs release between Cannonsville and Pepaction and help both rivers.  That’s come up in the past but is obviously not a priority for them.  It’s cold this morning with a good frost on the ground.  We’ll warm up to 55 degrees with some sunshine and 8 mph wind from the North.  A nice October day.  The West will be off color so streamers and nymphs will be a good bet.  If you’re looking for fish eating olives and caddis watch the slow tailouts or check out the Mainstem.

There is some color in the West Branch from the release.  The higher the release the more color will be in the river.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Ginger Caddis – #14 – 16 Limnephilis sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 902 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,100 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 98 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 216 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,330 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 161 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 900 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 49°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 117 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 49.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 73.7%








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