With the last of the residual snow in the woods and higher elevations melting during Friday night’s deluge and Saturday’s 74-degree temperature, the heavy rain we received Sunday night into Monday raised the Beaverkill to well above flood stage; and the river crested at 17,000 cfs on Monday morning. By noontime the water had receded to 8,800 cfs. Water temperatures had warmed to 50 degrees at the height of the river’s crest and are back down to 46 at this writing. The maximum flow recorded on the Beaverkill on April 15 was 3950 cfs in 1994; the minimum flow was 220 cubic feet per second 1921.