Delaware River Report / Conditions October 19, 2012

Oct 19, 2012 Comments Off by

UPDATE – YooHoo Out front. We were just hammered by one of the loudest thunderstorms I have ever experienced. While that part was cool, we’ll just have to see how far up the rivers go.

WATER!!! Looking out at Home Pool lately has been a bit tough, having it be only around 225 CFS, but last night we had a good chuck of rain, an the river has jumped up and is still rising a bit this morning. We are likely around 600-700 cfs out front based on my estimation, with a little bit of color, but by no means are we ‘blown out’ as of  yet. The East also jumped quite a bit, but don’t let the graphs fool you – that steep rise is only an additional 400 CFS than it had in it yesterday. All the branches are still rising a bit, and I doubt we will peak until later today, so please click on the links below for the most up-to-the-minute flow info. That being said, today looks like an awesome streamer day, and if all calms down we are in for one fantastic fall weekend. The temperatures will be perfect with overcast skies, and with more (and warmer) water in the rivers, we should be seeing excellent hatches throughout the system. What’s even better (from my selfish prospective)? Looks like I can stick the boat in the water this weekend!

Home Pool this morning with (GASP!) water in it! Photo: Bart Larmouth

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL & #12 & #14

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18

Pseudocloeon- Tiny BWO- #22-26

Stenonema stenocron(et al) – Light Cahill – (Male)- #14 (sporadic)

Ephemerella invaria – Large Sulphurs / Light Cahills – #14 (waning)

Hydropsyche- Tan Caddis- #18

Ryacophilia- Olive Caddis- #16

Baetis species – #18 & #20 (sporadic when cloudy)

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 159 cfs @ 49º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 355 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 266 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 1,140 cfs @ 51º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,380 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 625 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 56.6% – 150 CFS release

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