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 TRESTLE POOL

It is in the fall by looking at the trees

Salmon have to be in

Outstanding flow, by the looks of it 750 cfs or more

 

WHERE IS EVERYBODY !!! ???

 

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365123 THE SALMON RIVER AT LIGHTHOUSE HILL
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2017 AT 04:53:13 - EXPIRES JUL 15 11:59 PM


For the Salmon River at Brookfield Renewable Power's Lighthouse Hill Dam, Altmar, NY. The following predictions are for flows in the river just below the powerhouse unless otherwise noted.

Information about the timing of water level changes downstream of the powerhouse is included after the forecast.


Until 11:59 PM today, Sat, 500 CFS

All published flows are approximate and forecasts are estimates only. Actual flows will vary and can change quickly at any time. Always be alert and wear an approved flotation device. Never go in or near the water until you know and accept the risks you are assuming by being in this area!



Any changes to this schedule are normally made by 3:30 PM Daily. One or more flow increases may occur during this forecast period. Here is about how long it will take after a flow increase at the power plant for fast rising waters and swift currents to reach the following places downstream.. ALTMAR - 30 minutes; PINEVILLE - 1 hour and 40 minutes; RT 81 - 2 hours and 50 minutes; Blackhole - 3 hours and 30 minutes.

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SALMON RIVER PHOTOS OF YESTERYEAR

 

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Pineville Rt. 48 steel bridge.

I surely do miss that old thing.

From the OSU Lodge at night I could hear every single vehicle crossing over it.

 

Bump-bump ....BAROooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom... bump-bump

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SALMON RIVER PHOTOS OF YESTERYEAR

 

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Pineville Rt.48 steel bridge.

I surely do miss that old thing.

From the OSU Lodge at night I could head every vehicle crossing it.

 

Bump-bump ....BAROooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom... bump-bump

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365123 THE SALMON RIVER AT LIGHTHOUSE HILL
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2017 AT 00:01:35 - EXPIRES JUL 16 11:59 PM


For the Salmon River at Brookfield Renewable Power's Lighthouse Hill Dam, Altmar, NY. The following predictions are for flows in the river just below the powerhouse unless otherwise noted.

Information about the timing of water level changes downstream of the powerhouse is included after the forecast.


Until 11:59 PM today, Sun, 500 CFS

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Just checking the coming week weather, rain.

When was the last time we had such great weather this spring and summer for fishing conditions?

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. High near 79. Southeast wind around 7 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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For Release: Thursday, July 13, 2017

DEC Seeks Public Input on Management of Protected Lands in Salmon River Corridor

Public Meetings August 1 and August 3 in Pulaski, Oswego County

After Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's recent announcement of historic additions to State lands in the area, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today two public meetings to accept input on the management of state lands in the Salmon River corridor. Meetings will be held on Tuesday, August 1, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., and Thursday, August 3, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Pulaski High School Auditorium. ‎The high school is located at 4624 Salina Street, Pulaski, New York.

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said, "New York State continues to make preserving and conserving our natural resources a priority. Among New York's most treasured natural areas, lands along the Salmon River offer a wide range of recreational opportunities, including world class fishing, as well as valuable timber resources."

Lower Salmon River Restoration and Recreation Enhancement Plan under development for newly created Lower Salmon River State Forest

As announced by Governor Cuomo on May 24, 2017, DEC recently acquired 2,825 acres of land along the Salmon River, an internationally acclaimed fishing destination, as a result of a settlement agreement with National Grid. Approximately 1,700 acres of the acquisition are located adjacent to the lower Salmon River and have been designated as the Lower Salmon River State Forest. This acquisition assures public access to the world-renowned fisheries for Lake Ontario-spawning run trout and salmon, serves as an economic engine for the local area, and provides opportunity for river restoration projects and fishing infrastructure creation and enhancement. Details are under development in DEC's Lower Salmon River Restoration and Recreation Enhancement Plan. DEC is seeking public feedback and ideas to guide the agency's efforts as the planning process commences.

Eastern Lake Ontario Unit Management Plan (UMP) Draft available for review

Lands included in the Eastern Lake Ontario Unit are Altmar, Chateaugay, Sandy Creek, and Trout Brook State Forests along with Conservation Easement lands along the Salmon River. The unit also includes lands from a recent acquisition with National Grid Power Company. The size of the unit is 6,126 acres of state lands within the Oswego County towns of Albion, Boylston, Orwell, Richland, and Sandy Creek. The Draft UMP addresses management activities on these state forests.

DEC's policy is to manage state lands for multiple benefits to serve the people of New York State. The proposed UMP will help maintain healthy, sustainable and biologically diverse ecosystems for fish and wildlife while providing continued opportunities for forest product sales, recreational use, and environmental education.

The state lands covered by the proposed plan offer many recreational opportunities including: nature observation, fishing, hunting, trapping, snowmobiling, camping, and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) access for people with mobility impairments (a permit is required). New or major changes to existing recreational facilities and opportunities proposed in the plan include:

  • Potential approval of a one mile ATV connector trail on Chateaugay State Forest;
  • Development of a new snowmobile trail on Chateaugay State Forest;
  • Creation of a foot trail leading from the Salmon River Falls to Dam Road; and
  • Enhancement of wildlife-related recreation opportunities by using active and passive forest management strategies to provide a diversity of wildlife habitats.

The UMP also contains proposed maintenance projects for roads and boundary lines. In addition, a detailed schedule of other activities such as natural resource inventories, forest product sales, planned acquisitions, and survey requests are included in the UMP.

Opportunity for Public Input on Protected Land in the Salmon River Corridor

Everyone with an interest in the Salmon River Corridor is invited to attend one of the meetings to express their ideas and opinions about the plans. Formal presentations about the Lower Salmon River Restoration and Recreation Enhancement Plan currently under development for the newly created Salmon River State Forest and the Draft Eastern Lake Ontario Unit Management Plan will be given followed by an opportunity to ask questions and provide input. Public comments may also be submitted in writing to: NYSDEC, Division of Lands and Forests, 2133 County Route 22, Altmar, NY 13302, or by email to: R7.UMP@dec.ny.gov. Comments are being accepted until October 2, 2017.

A copy of the Draft Eastern Lake Ontario Unit Management Plan is posted on DEC's website. The plan is also available for public review at the following locations during business hours:

  • DEC Region 7 Headquarters, 615 Erie Blvd. West, Syracuse;
  • DEC Salmon River Fish Hatchery, 2133 County Route 22, Altmar; and
  • DEC Region 7 Cortland Sub-Office, 1285 Fisher Ave., Cortland.

Copies are also available in digital format on compact discs and may be requested by calling (607) 753-3095 ext. 217.

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Second half of video the night time photography is awesome

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SALMON RIVER PHOTOS OF YESTERYEAR - 2008

 

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Trooper Hole for steelhead

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365123 THE SALMON RIVER AT LIGHTHOUSE HILL
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2017 AT 00:01:37 - EXPIRES JUL 18 11:59 PM


For the Salmon River at Brookfield Renewable Power's Lighthouse Hill Dam, Altmar, NY. The following predictions are for flows in the river just below the powerhouse unless otherwise noted.

Information about the timing of water level changes downstream of the powerhouse is included after the forecast.


Until 11:59 PM today, Tue, 750 CFS

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1,760 cfs this morning

I cannot remember a wetter summer up there. 

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Now I am digging into the older CD's

 

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July 24 -31, 2008 flow rates 450 cfs

 

The flows tonight at 1815,  at 1,520 CFS

 

Almost 1100 cfs flow rate.

 

WOW... awesome !!!

 

What tells me if these flows remain, Atlantic Salmon fishing on the SR will be out of this world next month! 

 

 

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SALMON RIVER PHOTOS OF YESTERYEAR - 2007

 

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The Black Hole

 

 

 

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SALMON RIVER PHOTOS OF YESTERYEAR - 2005

 

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Altmar Boat Ramp

Nov. 2005

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SALMON RIVER PHOTOS OF YESTERYEAR - November 2005

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Wire Hole - South Trail

 

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