Delaware River Report: July 26, 2022

A few thunderstorms passed through overnight but the west Branch flow is steady with the 500 cfs release. The Beaverkill and East Branch flows bumped up slightly but nothing really noticeable.

Today will be cooler hitting 78 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the North. Not a bad day to be on the water. The best daytime hatching should be in the coldest water near the dams. The lower West Branch should pick up in the evening. Small sulphurs, cahills, and olives should be on the water. There are Isonychias and caddis around too.

The East Branch at Fishs Eddy, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, and the Mainstem at Lordville all peaked over 70 degrees yesterday. Give these sections a break until we get cooler temps.

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.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY487 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY534 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY176 cfs59°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY312 cfs68°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,070 cfs68°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY185 cfs68°
West Branch at 191 Bridge58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)78 cfs65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity72.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity84.2%