Delaware River Report: July 29, 2022

We were hit with a few storms yesterday afternoon and some light rain this morning but most of the precipitation soaked right into the ground. The bump in flows is negligible and you won’t notice any difference from yesterday. We do have some thick fog on the water but that should burn off in a couple of hours. Small sulphurs, cahills, and olives made up most of the hatch. Isonychias worked well for some people on the lower West Branch yesterday. We’ll see sunshine early with a few clouds in the afternoon. The high will be 85 degrees with wind 5 – 10 mph from the West.

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.

Ed found a nice rainbow on an Isonychia yesterday. Ron Reedy photo
Ron with a strong start this morning. Ed DeSalvio photo

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, NY496 cfs46°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY538 cfs50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY179 cfs62°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY296 cfs70°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,090 cfs69°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY135 cfs72°
West Branch at 191 Bridge60°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)61 cfs68°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release500 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity70.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity83.1%