Delaware River Report: July 12, 2022

There was a another quick pulse release from Cannonsville overnight. This again was timed for extra cold water to hit the Mainstem to keep it below 75 degrees at Lordville. The West Branch flow is already dropping back to normal. We have some suns poking through the clouds this morning but we should cloud up and actually get some rain this afternoon. Total rainfall should be ,14″ which will soak right into the ground. There is a chance of thunderstorms so keep an eye on the radar. The mid to lower WB should dry fly fish in the evening as the sun drops. Small sulphurs and small olives are making up the bulk of the hatches. There are some cahills, Isonychias, and a few caddis on the water too.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked close to 70 degrees yesterday. It’s time to give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

Another quick pulse of cold water overnight

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – 12-2xl – 12- Isonychia bicolor
Sulphur – #16 – 20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – E. vitreus (male), E. invaria, Stenacron spp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Yellow Sally Stonefly – #14 – Isoperla spp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY504 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY615 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY176 cfs60°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY308 cfs68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,070 cfs67°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY124 cfs68°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)81 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity80.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity88.8%