February 12, 2018

 

The first week and a half in February brought more snow and cold weather, then warming with rain over the past weekend. Once the ice melted and we had ice-out during the last week in January, the Beaverkill has hovered just above or below the average flow. But the rains that came on Saturday and Sunday brought the water level up a bit; the USGS website showed that the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing at 1030 cubic feet per second on Monday afternoon. The average flow for this date of February 12 was 467 cfs over 103 years of record-keeping. The minimum flow recorded was 86.0 cfs  in 1961 and the maximum was 5550 cfs in 1981. 

 

Water temperatures this past week ranged from a flat 32 degrees F each morning to a high this afternoon of 31 degrees F.