Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2012

Where was this rain in September when we really wanted/needed it? That being said, we definitely had a jump in flows, and it looked like the West Branch got the better of it for a change We crested a little bit over 800 cfs last night, and we are now dropping quickly. The rain was expected, but it wasn’t expected to dump as much as it did. The East and the Beaverkill came up slightly, and likely haven’t colored up too much – out front it looks a bit off color, but the low light this morning is making it difficult to tell exactly how turbid it really is, other than saying it’s definitely not chocolate milk, but certainly has visible staining. Great for streamers early on, and hopefully for dries if it continues to clear. We’re looking at a bit of a warm up today (Low 60s) so that will definitely help the bug situation, so long as the predicted showers remain just that – passing showers.

See? Hard to tell. 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)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 150 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 676 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 507 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 2,740 cfs @ 51º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 3,970 cfs @ 50º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 1,350 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 62.5% – 150 CFS release