Upper NY tributaries update.

Posted on March 17th, 2015


Ron Bierstine  reports. Flows were bumped up again yesterday in the Oak Orchard, now at high levels  consisting so far of just turbine water at what looks like nearly full capacity.  There may be one more notch higher at the Waterport hydro. Water color is not  very dirty given the higher flows, about 2 feet of just stained viz. A warm day  is forecast today and cooler again tomorrow. Todays weather and chance of precip  tonight could bump flows up more and dirtier with possible overflow water. The  previous weekend reports were good action Sat and little slower, Sun.  Most action seems high or low in the rivercourse. With higher flows now fish could  be spreading out and it’s not always easy to get good drifts in higher flows for  some anglers. All the wading areas are open and free of ice. The other area smaller  tribs are high and stained, still for the most part running under ice except in  their upper most fast water areas. Smallest tribs may have some fast water open  areas. Rivermouth areas in the Ooak Orchard and all the other tribs could become mostly  ice free thru this week sometime. Overall the theme remains a slow burn on  the melt-off and any corresponding rise in flows.

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