Delaware River Report / Conditions October 9, 2017

Oct 09, 2017 Comments Off by

The release from Cannonsville is back up to 535 cfs this morning.  The release was dropped below 2oo cfs yesterday due to either total incompetence or total disregard of the downstream users.  It almost looks like they thought the release from Rio Reservoir combined with the forecasted rain would meet the Montague Flow Target and they could save a few gallons of water in Cannonsville.  Lake Wallenpaupack does not seem to be a player in this one.  Add in the precipitous drop in release with no thought of ramping it down gradually and we’re going with a mix of 20% incompetence and 80% disregard for the downstream users.  These situations are so unnecessary it really feels mean spirited.  Our reservoir system is still 3% above normal capacity for early October.

So 535 cfs is not too bad for today since it keeps the riverbed wet.  We should see a bit more rain but the total amount in the forecast has been reduced to right around 1/4″.  It looks like we have a bit of rain and clouds ahead of us this week.  If DEP can control their instinct to shut it down every time there is a heavy dew we should have some good fishing ahead of us.  Keep the olive box handy.

 

Hatching:

Slate Drake #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – Summer SulphursStenocron spp.
Little BWO – #22 – 26- Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #18 – Baetis sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Little Tan Sedge – #16 – 18 – Glossosoma sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche spp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 558 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 348 cfs
59°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 88 cfs 59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 235 cfs
63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,360 cfs
58°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 116 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 535 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 62°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 100 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 59.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 78.8%

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