Delaware River Report: April 15, 2023

The releases from both dams have been cut back again. The West Branch flow at Stilesville is 730 cfs and the East Branch flow at Harvard is 314 cfs. Every river is in decent shape for wading now. The July like weather and sun also bumped the water temps up a few more degrees. We are mainly seeing little black caddis and blue quills. There are still a lot of stoneflies out too. There are some hendricksons being spotted on some river sections. Basically carry all of your early Spring bugs now.

The heat will break and the air temp will only hit 74 today. We have some clouds already moving in. We may see some thunderstorms and .17″ of rain during the afternoon. The ground is dry and the trees are beginning to leaf out so the the rain should soak right into the ground. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South.

What’s Hatching:
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans
Blue Quill – #16 – 18 – Paraleptophlebia adoptiva
Tiny Black Stonefly – #18 – Capniidae sp..
Little Black and Brown Stoneflies – #14 – 16 – Taeniopteryx sp..
Little Black Caddis – #18 – 20 – Chimarra sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY703 cfs40°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY804 cfs42°
East Branch at Harvard, NY314 cfs49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY964 cfs54°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,280 cfs54°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY410 cfs55°
West Branch at 191 Bridge46°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)476 cfs57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release673 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity98.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity98.8%