Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2020

Oct 28, 2020 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville has been dropped and the flow at Stilesville is 589 cfs and still falling at 6 am.  The release is 500 cfs.  We should see 1/4″ of rain today with another 1/2″ tomorrow.  They’re counting on the runoff to meet the downstrean flow targets.  Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South and the air temp will hit 54 degrees.  The olive hatches have been good on some sections.  Just keep out of the wind and you’ll find fish eating them.  There are still some caddis and isonychias around but the olives have been the most dependable.

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 589 cfs  dropping
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,030 cfs dropping
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 98 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 189 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,340 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 134 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 500 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 110 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 43.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 72%

 

 

 

 

 

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