We really dodged a bullet with this last spate of rainfall! A check of the USPS website on Friday afternoon, April 7, showed that the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing at 4020 cubic feet per second; water levels had risen to just above 6000 cfs late Thursday night into Friday morning and once the heavy downpours subsided, levels also began to recede. The average flow for this date of April 7 was 1210 cfs over 102 years of record-keeping. The minimum flow recorded was 319 cubic feet per second back in 2012, and the maximum flow recorded on April 7 was 7420 cfs in 1924.
Water temperatures this past week ranged from a low of 36.5 degrees Fahrenheit last Saturday morning to a high of 45 degrees F this past Wednesday afternoon.