We received some snowfall on Saturday - about 3 inches, as was predicted, just enough to make everything look festive for the holidays but thankfully it was not a bad storm. However, it did have an effect on holiday shopping - unfortunately our town seemed somewhat deserted as were the shops, much to the dismay of our local shop owners who so depend on these December Saturdays to make up for the slow sales periods.

This morning we again awoke to snowfall - another couple of inches added to what was left from the weekend, resulting in school closures and delays.

Interestingly, yesterday morning as I was coming in from barn chores I heard fairly indistinct soft sounds emanating from the sky - reminiscent of the haunting honks of migrating Canada geese- and sure enough, saw a huge V and several smaller ones, with possibly 200 geese - heading south! It’s the latest I can remember seeing geese heading south.

The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was registered as flowing at 246 cubic feet per second, which is well below the average flow of 443 cfs based on 103 years of record-keeping. The maximum flow recorded during this time period was 8450 cubic feet per second in 2009, and the minimum flow was 110 cfs  in 1989.

The East Branch Delaware at Fishs Eddy was registered as flowing at 506 cubic feet per second, which is also below the average flow of 855 cfs based on 62 years of record-keeping. The maximum flow recorded during this time period was 12,500 cubic feet per second in 2009 and the minimum flow was 260 cfs  back in 1989.

The West Branch Delaware at Hale Eddy was registered as flowing at 252 cubic feet per second, which is less than one-third the average flow of 811 cfs based on 53 years of record-keeping. The maximum flow recorded during this time period was 4610 cubic feet per second in 2004 and the minimum flow was 107 cfs  in 2002.