Catskill Streams Suffer From Low Water, High Heat

July 22, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

A dry hot summer is leading to extreme low water conditions in some classic Catskill streams like the Willowemoc. “‘This is bad, really bad,’ says [Jim] Krul, the executive director of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. ‘We need about a week of steady rain.'” The Willowemoc is a fly-fisherman’s paradise, but not when there’s so little water flowing that you can see every rock on the creek bed.” Adam Bosch in the Times Record-Herald.