On a sunrise walk along the river this morning with our beagle, the Willowemoc looked like a painting - the water levels were low, with not a single breeze to disturb the pond-like, current-less appearance. We saw no rises, birds or animals, but all the bushes and weeds were covered in a heavy silvery frost. What a stark contrast to the beauty of the “Super Moon” last night that illuminate the inky blue skies and darkened land last night!

 

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was registered as flowing at 234 cubic feet per second, which is less than half the average flow of 499 cfs based on 103 years of record-keeping. The maximum flow recorded during this time period was 5230 cubic feet per second in 1951, but the minimum flow was a paltry 58.0 cfs  back in 1965.

 

The East Branch Delaware at Fishs Eddy was registered as flowing at 491 cubic feet per second, which is also only about half the average flow of 956 cfs based on 62 years of record-keeping. The maximum flow recorded during this time period was 11,500 cubic feet per second in 1980 and the minimum flow was 305 cfs  back in 1961.

 

The West Branch Delaware at Hale Eddy was registered as flowing at 249 cubic feet per second, which is below the average flow of 430 cfs based on 53 years of record-keeping. The maximum flow recorded during this time period was 8450 cubic feet per second in 1997 and the minimum flow was 350 cfs  in 1963.