The weather over the past two weeks has varied from single digits one day (3 degrees Fahrenheit when we awoke) to a high of 52 degrees the next - only to drop down below 10 degrees for a couple of days before rebounding to above freezing, sunny and in the high 30s. Despite the cold and snowy conditions since the beginning of the year, we've seen a few hale and hardy anglers fishing in the Catch-and-Release section of the Willowemoc!
Our area rivers and streams are at a good level, above the average flow since the beginning of the year. The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing at 894 cubic feet per second on the evening of January 16, 2017. This is well above the average flow on this date of 320 cfs over 101 years of record-keeping. The highest recorded flow on January 16 was 2450 cfs in 1995; the lowest flow occurred in 1981 with a reading of 90 cubic feet per second.
Water temperatures over this past week ranged from a low of just about 32 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of 35.3 degrees Fahrenheit.