Delaware River Report / Conditions October 5, 2016

Oct 05, 2016 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville Reservoir is 226 cfs this morning.  This is up from the 150 cfs they had dropped us to yesterday afternoon.  We were at 580 cfs yesterday afternoon.  They did some worthless ramp down that so quick the graph looks like a free fall to 150 cfs.  Then this morning they micro adjust us up to 226 cfs.  The downstream flow targets are being met by releases from the Lake Wallenpaupack draw down.  This happens every 5 years so it’s not really a surprise.  It’s unfortunate that we end up getting these yo yo releases.  The cost of water to level these releases out would be minimal while the benefit to the downstream users would be huge.
The river seemed to fish well yesterday with more fish being landed.  Fish were landed on dries, streamers, and nymphs.  The clouds stuck around for the most part and the rain held off.  Isos, Heptagenia, and small olives.  Luckily the release was dropped mid day so people downstream still had decent flows to fish.  Today looks like a pleasant fall day with an air temperature of 70, some sun, and very light winds around 3 mph.


Phil with a nice brown yesterday.  Photo by Jared Makowski

Phil with a nice brown yesterday. Photo by Jared Makowski

Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – 16
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Light Blue Winged Olive – #16 – 20 E. attenuatta
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Little Black Caddis #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 179 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 229 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 117 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 208 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 623 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 65 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 226 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 78 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 45.7%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 71.4%


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