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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 23, 2016

Posted on October 23 2016

It looks like most of the rain either missed us or soaked into the ground.  The rivers came us a little bit from the runoff but the releases have been increased to meet the downstream flow targets.  The release from Cannonsville is 753 this morning and the East Branch flow at Downsville is 329 cfs.  We are coming off a cold night so the ater temperatures have dropped back throughout the system.  The air temperatures should climb into the 50’s by this afternoon.  The wind did not miss us.  The best bet yesterday was streamers fished slow and it looks like that will be the answer again today.  Nymphing could pay off since the color of the rivers is pretty decent this morning.  The forecast is calling for winds around 14 mph which is much better than the amount originally predicted. This will throw some more leaves in the river but yesterday’s wind did a pretty good job of clearing a lot of them.


A little more water coming sown the East Branch

A little more water coming sown the East Branch

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 688 cfs
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,020 cfs
East Branch at Harvard, NY 412 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 516 cfs
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,280 cfs
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 83 cfs N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 753 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge  N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 234 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 35.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 65.5%

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