Delaware River Report / Conditions September 2, 2012

Sep 02, 2012 Comments Off by

Well, they did it tow us again. Take a look at the graph below. After bumping us to 750 for about 10 hours, they shut off the valves (so to speak),and we’re back to a 325 release. The increased flow had definitely affected the river, and honestly shut it down quite a bit last night. Couple that with this precipitous drop in flow, and unfortunately, we may not have the best day today. If the predicted cloud cover makes it, that will definitely help, but the warm temps and sun will definitely heat the water up quickly on the lower West Branch, which will likely push some of our afternoon hatches later on into the evening.

Stilesville live graph

Tricorythodes species – #22 male and female

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 (sporadic), #18 & #20

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Heptagenia hebe – Olive Sulphur – #16 & #18

Pseudocloeon- Tiny BWO- #22-26

Epeorus vitreus – Pale Evening Dun – (Female) -#14 (sporadic)

Epeorus vitreus – Light Cahill – (Male)- #14 (sporadic)

Ephemerella invaria – Large Sulphurs / Light Cahills – #14 (waning)

Ephemerella deficiens- Dark. BWO -#12-20 (when cloudy)

Ephemerella attenuata- Light BWO- #16-20 (when cloudy)

Hydropsyche- Tan Caddis- #18

Ryacophilia- Olive Caddis- #16

Baetis species – #18 & #20 (when cloudy)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 350 cfs @ 47º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 385 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 143 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 246 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,030 cfs @ 65º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 88 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 63.5% – 325 CFS release

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