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Difficulty II-IV
Length 10 Miles
Gauge ESOPUS CREEK AT MOUNT MARION NY
Flow Range 500 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 18 hours ago ~ 66.4 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 5:54 pm

River Description


See ab257's Esopus Page.This section has a release the first weekend in June.

 

Steve McLuckie shares:

This section starts very shortly after NYC's Ashokan Reservoir and will have enough water only rarely unless the reservoir is full and overflowing the spillway. Because of the reservoir, neither of the online gauges is useful for this run. The best way to find out how much water is flowing (other than being able to actually look at it) is to check the

NOAA forecast for reservoir elevation

. The reservoir begins to overflow at 587.1 feet, and probably needs to be a couple of tenths higher. Another few tenths will mean high water.

 

 

Catskills Area Reaches

Basic Creek                               Batavia Kill                                    Bear Kill 

Beaver Kill (Delaware Trib)       Beaver Kill (Hudson Trib)              Beer Kill 

Beer Kill, W. Branch                  Bowery Creek                                Bush Kill 

Callicoon Creek, E. Branch       Callicoon Creek, N. Branch           Catskill Creek (1.) 

Catskill Creek (2.)                     Catskill Creek (4.)                          Claverack Creek 

Coxing Kill                                 Delaware                                       Delaware, E. Branch 

Delaware, W. Branch                Little Delaware                               Dry Brook 

East Kill                                     Esopus Creek (1)                           Esopus Creek (2) 

Esopus Creek (3)                      Esopus Creek (4)                           Esopus Creek (5) 

Hannacrois Creek                     Kaaterskill Creek (1.)                     Kaaterskill Creek (2.) 

Kinderhook Creek  (3.)              Kiskatom Creek                             Mombaccus Creek 

Mill Brook                                   Neversink (1.)                               Neversink, E. Branch 

Neversink, W. Branch                 Peters Kill                                     Platte Kill 

Plattekill Creek                            Potic Creek                                  Roeliff Jansen Kill (1) 

Roeliff Jansen Kill (2)                  Rochester Creek                          Rondout Creek (1) 

Rondout Creek (2)                     Rondout Creek (3)                        Sandburg Creek 

Saw Kill (1)                                 Saw Kill (2)                                    Saw Kill (3) 

Schoharie Creek (1.)                  Schoharie Creek (2.)                    Shingle Kill Creek 

Squirmer Creek                          Stony Clove Creek                        Ten Mile Creek 

Thorp Creek                               Tremper Kill                                   Wallkill 

West Kill                                      Woodland Creek                            Vly Creek 

 

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Steve McLuckie
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10 years ago

This section starts very shortly after NYC's Ashokan Reservoir and will have enough water only rarely unless the reservoir is full and overflowing the spillway. The gauge referenced is upstream of the reservoir and is essentially useless for judging whether or not this section has enough water. There's another guage about 15 miles downstream, that is also relatively useless. The best way to find out how much water is flowing (other than being able to actually look at it) is to check the NOAA forecast for reservoir elevation here: http://tinyurl.com/nmp4hz The reservoir begins to overflow at 587.1 feet, and probably needs to be a couple of tenths higher. Another few tenths will mean high water.

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Steve McLuckie shares:

This section starts very shortly after NYC's Ashokan Reservoir and will have enough water only rarely unless the reservoir is full and overflowing the spillway. Because of the reservoir, neither of the online gauges is useful for this run. The best way to find out how much water is flowing (other than being able to actually look at it) is to check the

NOAA forecast for reservoir elevation

. The reservoir begins to overflow at 587.1 feet, and probably needs to be a couple of tenths higher. Another few tenths will mean high water.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191096 10/28/02 peter nightingale n/a
1195735 08/04/09 Matt Muir Removed gauge, added flow info, updated link to ab257's description.
1197659 05/16/10 Skip Morris
1197671 05/16/10 Skip Morris
1206300 04/21/16 Alex Barham Location fixed
1197672 05/16/10 Skip Morris
1206327 04/21/16 Alex Barham Added local info