Delaware River Report / Conditions September 15, 2020

Sep 15, 2020 No Comments by

It feels great out there this morning at 39 degrees.  We’ll warm up to 68 with sunshine this afternoon.  The wind will be much lower today between 4 – 6 mph from the West.  Despite the wind yesterday people found some fish eating small olives in the broken water.  Definitely a good sign for Fall.  Caddis are picking up too.  The water temps throughout the system are starting off a few degrees cooler this morning putting all of the rivers in good shape.

We’re beginning to see a bit of cloudiness in the West Branch from the release.  It’s slight right now and doesn’t bother the fish.  It happens every Fall when the reservoir begins to turn over.

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Slate Drake – #12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Cahill – #14 – stenocron sp.
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Caddis - #18 – 20 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olives – #18 – 20 – E. deficiens, lata
Flying Ants # 16 – 20

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 383 cfs
47°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 520 cfs
48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 304 cfs 58°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 962 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 174 cfs 58°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 400 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 113 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 66.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 80.6%

 

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