Monday, April 13, 2015
How About An Update The Millers And The EB
As I write the Millers at Erving (the Bridge Street Pool) is running at 2470 cfs and trending UP.
As I write the Bears Den section of the Millers is running at 1430 cfs and has leveled OFF.
Some of this high water MAY be the result of the (maybe) hold back of water for the local party called the River Rat Canoe Race. I think that they didn't hold water back BECAUSE the flow was high enough. The stream gauges indicate this. This is very high water and the fishing will be tough. Wait a week and check the gauges on this site.
As I write the EB BELOW the Huntington Dam in running at 1110 cfs. Now, this doesn't mean that the CR section is roaring. They could hold water back and fill the flood pond and then, after the high water event(s), release water which will drain the flood pond and show a high flow below the dam BUT the CR will be PERFECT. How can you tell if the flow in the CR is good?
Simple - The EB (above the gauge) has a flow that is DOUBLE the combined flows of the West and Middle Branches. It's like that year round. So, go to the West Branch gauge site, write down the flow reading and then go to the Middle Branch site and do the same. The West and Middle Branches should have a combined flow close to equaling the EB. Now, I said that the EB was running at 1110 cfs. The WB is running at 664 and the MB is at 375. Combined that's at 1039 cfs which says that the EB flow isn't effected by the dam. This simple calculation always works. Observation: I feel that the EB fishes well below 600 cfs and we are a ways from that.
The Millers and the EB will be fine by late April if we don't get clobbered by rain. Hint maybe you should try the Middle Branch. You may be surprised.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 6:00 PM
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