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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 19, 2016

Posted on October 19 2016

The release from Cannonsville is 883 cfs.  We are in the middle of an October heat wave but the rivers are staying in good shape.  The West Branch release is coming from a warmer reservoir level so everything seems pretty steady across the board.  The flow at Downsville is 259 cfs this morning- it’s nice to see the East get a little something in the streambed.  Streamers are still working well with a few fish finding the caddis, isonychias, and small olives on top.  We do have some heptagenia on the door this morning so definitely have a few of those in your box.  Today’s weather looks good with high air temperatures approaching 70 and light winds gusting only to 6 mph.  This warm spell feels really nice out there – almost like early September.  We do have some rain coming over the next few days but the amount of precipitation in the forecast seems to change every few hours.  Most of it will soak into the ground anyway and the cloud cover should be good for the olives.


Slate Drake – #12 – 14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20– Heptagenia hebe
Tiny Blue Winged Olive – #22 – 26 – Psuedocloeon spp.
Blue Winged Olive – #18 – 20 – E. lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 20 – Hydropsyche spp.
Dark Brachycentrus sp. – #14 – 18 – Dark Grannom
Blue Winged Olives #16 – 18 – Baetis vagans (updated name: Baetis tricaudatus)

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 848 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 938 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 299 cfs 50°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 352 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,180 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 55 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 883 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 48 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 37.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 66.7%

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