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Happy Thanksgiving...

Post by Eperous » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:14 am

Storm is over, didn't get much... maybe 6" of very wet snow... heading out to shovel so family have a place to park later today...

Happy Thanksgiving folks... safe travels and enjoy the day...

Before the storm...
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving...

Post by narcodog » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:22 am

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, I hope your day goes well and you don't over do it. :D

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving...

Post by redietz » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:47 am

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope you get to spend it with family.

The Ashokan looks low in the photo. Is that unusual?
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving...

Post by andre » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:56 am

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving...

Post by ewpeper » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:28 am

Happy Thanksgiving one and all, and my thanks to all of you for all the wonderful thoughts and words we share here all year long.

Eric
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving...

Post by catskilljohn » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:34 am

ewpeper wrote:Happy Thanksgiving one and all, and my thanks to all of you for all the wonderful thoughts and words we share here all year long.
Eric
Well said as always Eric!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, enjoy the day! CJ
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving...

Post by Rolf » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:05 pm

catskilljohn wrote:
ewpeper wrote:Happy Thanksgiving one and all, and my thanks to all of you for all the wonderful thoughts and words we share here all year long.
Eric
Well said as always Eric!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, enjoy the day! CJ
He has a habit of doing that. Happy Thanksgiving folks.
Brook Trout are God's way of saying everything is going to be all right.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving...

Post by quadfish » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:58 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I don't give as much as maybe I should on this site, but I'm thankful for all of you who do give so much! Thank you, again! Rick
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving...

Post by Eperous » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:20 pm

redietz wrote: ... The Ashokan looks low in the photo. Is that unusual?
Bob, without taking this thread in a direction I never intended, below are some COLOR photos of the Ashokan from today, Thanksgiving, that I took once finished shoveling snow...

To answer your question, since the beginning of August, rainfall in the eastern Catskills has been far below normal... creeks have been running below historical norms, thus the Ashokan reflects that fact... I think the Ashokan is about 10%+ below normal for this time of year, BUT it doesn't totally rely upon nature's rainfall as water is diverted into it from another NYC reservoir...

Here's the Ashokan today--- Upper/west basin...
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Here's a shot of the dividing weir that separates the upper/west basin from the lower/east basin, two separate water impoundments...
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and, recently NYC DEP worked on the weir/transfer tunnel between both basins... it just completed, and NYC just started releasing water from the upper basin to the lower basin... this time of year, late November, that flow attracts BIG BROWN TROUT that want to move from the lower basin into the upper basin and then up into the Esopus Creek to spawn... this flow is like a magnet attracting browns with spawning on their minds... note a few anglers along the lower left side...
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All this duly noted, I do believe low autumn flows from tribs into the Esopus will adversely impact wild brown trout spawning this year...

Now, back to Thanksgiving, sorry for the diversion...

Ed

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving...

Post by dennis » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:09 pm

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!.
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