Delaware River Report / Conditions September 24, 2015

Sep 24, 2015 Comments Off by

The release on the West Branch has been increased this morning.  This is another day it would be better for the system if NYC DEP would release the extra water needed for the down stream flow targets from the Pepacton Reservoir.  We are coming off another cool night but the daytime temperatures are warming up a bit with highs expected in the mid to high 70’s today.  We should be mostly sunny with winds only gusting to 7 mph.  Sounds like a pleasant Fall day ahead of us.  We should see olives mixed with a few sulphurs in the evening.  It seems like a good forecast for a spinner fall this evening so if you are out on the water at dark bring your isonychia and cahill spinners.

Patrick with a nice start to Fall.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Patrick with a nice start to Fall. Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:
Slate Drake #12 – Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur #18-20 – E. dorothea
Tricos #22 – 26 – Tricorythodes sp.
Light Cahills #14 – various steno species (invaria, etc)
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22-26 – Pseudo sp. (now classified as Acentrella sp.)
Charcoal Caddis #14 -16 – dark Brachycentrus sp.
Tan Caddis #16-18 – Hydrosyche sp.
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis sp.
Flying ants #16-24

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,280 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,370 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 103 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 146 cfs 59°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,390 cfs 59°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 68 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,300 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 53 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 63%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 78.6%

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