Delaware River Report / Conditions April 9, 2012

“Red Flag Advisory” here today – having lived in TExas, I am quite familiar with the term: dry and windy condtions that can lead to a wildfire. Something I never thought I’d be faced with once I moved back north of the Mason-Dixon, but here we are. Gusts of up to 40 today, with sustained winds in the teens. We are all pretty used to this by now, and it looks as if it will continue for the near future. The house is currently covered with Paralep spinners, so I expect them to fall at any time, most likely in the morning before the wind picks up. A blessing of the cooler temps is that their short lives are extended, as they won’t desiccate (dry-out) and die as readily as usual. Let’s hope this gives them a good chance to make it to the water and create next year’s brood!

Bob Lewis with a nice Main Stem Brown. Photo By: Steve Shen


Ephemerella subvaria – Hendricksons – #12 & #14

Paraleptophlebia adoptiva (Blue Quill) – #16 & #18

Brachycentrus Caddis – Apple Green – #16 & #18

Baetis species – #20

Chimmarra (little black) Caddis – #18 & #20

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 169 cfs @ 40º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 283 cfs @ 44º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 127 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 491 cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 1,050 cfs @ 49º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 284 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level &Release 91.3% –150 CFS release