Delaware River Report: September 14, 2023

Bob Lewis’s memorial information:
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Robert’s Memorial Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life which will commence on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 66 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. There will be an opportunity to greet the family at the conclusion of Mass. Inurnment will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frankfort at the convenience of the family.
Here’s link to Bob’s obituary:!/Obituary

The West Branch looks good this morning with decent clarity. The flow at Hale Eddy is 999 cfs and dropping. The release is now 475 cfs. Yesterday was an odd one because we tarted off clear, got slightly dirty, started to clear, and then got dirty again. Just isolated rain that hit different river sections at different times. There is no rain in the forecast today. There have been good Isonychia spinners for the last two nights. In the air. We haven’t seen them hit the water with daylight left. #18 – 20 olives have been our best fly over the last couple of days despite the bigger bugs being around.

Today will be 68 degrees with sunshine. Wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North.

Ted and Frank found a nice rainbow on the West Branch yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Sulphur – # 20 – E. dorothea
Slate Drake – # 12 – 14 – Isonychia bicolor
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocleon sp.
Olive Caddis – #16 – 18 – Ryacophilia sp.
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #16 – 18 – Baetis spp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY462 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY999 cfs55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY349 cfs50°
East Branch at Fishs Eddy, NY992 cfs57°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY2,670 cfs62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY455 cfs60°
West Branch at 191 Bridge59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)314 cfs63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release475 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity83.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity92.4%