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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 31, 2018

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October 31st is traditionally our last update of the year.  We will have sporadic updates over the winter and will put one up if river conditions change dramatically and people are still fishing.  Click on the gauge links below to get the latest flows.  Otherwise we will start again on April 1st.  Today should be one of the nicest days we’ve seen in a while.  The air temp should hit 58 degrees with winds around 10 mph from the South.  It looks like quite a bit of rain in the forecast for Thursday an Friday.  Hopefully the storms track away from us.

 

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Check the regulations to see what sections of river are open

Delaware County NY regs:  http://www.eregulations.com/newyork/fishing/delaware-county/

Border Water regs:  http://www.eregulations.com/newyork/fishing/border-waters-regulations/

 

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY  
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY  
East Branch at Harvard, NY  
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY  
Mainstem at Lordville, NY  
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY  
Cannonsville Reservoir Release  
West Branch at 191 Bridge
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)  
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 30, 2018

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Yesterday’s rain didn’t do too much to the river flows.  We are starting off this morning just about where we did yesterday.  The Beaverkill / Willowemoc are your best bets for wading.  Check the current NYS regs for open sections.  Streamers are your best bet still but you may see some olives and caddis so bring a dry fly rod with you.  We should see a little more sun today with the air temp hitting the high 40’s.  No additional rain in the forecast until tomorrow night.  The wind will be around 10 mph from the North.

The Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinhopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,230 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,090 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,240 cfs 45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,500 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 859 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,040 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 90.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 96.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 29, 2018

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We have some light rain falling this morning but the river flows are still slowly dropping throughout the system.  If you are wading, the Beaverkill / Willowemoc offer the best opportunities.  Check the NYS regs for closed areas.  The West Branch is still off color from the 1,500 cfs release from Cannonsville.  It looks good for streamers this morning with the color and cloud cover.  The lower East and Main Stem should be in good shape.  If the olives hatch it should happen mid afternoon during the warmest part of the day.  Concentrate on the slower sections where the fish can set up to eat off the surface.  We’ll warm up over the next couple of days with Wednesday peaking just below 60 degrees.

 

The Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinhopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,290 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,020 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,080 cfs 45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,180 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 836 cfs 45°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 975 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2018

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The rivers are up this morning. Yesterday’s rain was just a steady one- not really heavy at any one time but lasted most of the day.  We had a break but the rain that came overnight bumped the rivers back up and most of them are just peaking or beginning to fall now.  We should keep the cloud cover but be dry for most of the day.  We may get some rain but that shouldn’t happen until after dark – maybe another 1/4″ coming tonight.   It looks like a streamer day today.

The Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinhopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,450 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,010 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,260 cfs 44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 5,930 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,010 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 50°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,290 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 27, 2018

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We have some light rain coming down this morning but that should pick up as the day goes on.  We should see around .75″ today with a little less than .25″ coming overnight.  Some of the higher elevations may see a bit of snow or ice but we should be fine along the river with the air temp staying in the high 30’s.  The rain will likely bring the river flows up below the feeder streams so keep that in mind if you are out there.  Streamers will likely be your best bet today.  Vary the retrieve and pattern until you start hitting fish.    The West Branch is still coming out of Cannonsville off color.  The other rivers are starting clear but may color up from the rain by mid afternoon.  Bring some olives and caddis patterns just in case but concentrate on the streamers.

The Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinhopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,640 cfs 54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 805 cfs 43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,410 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,320 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 381 cfs 43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 528 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 91.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.3%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 26, 2018

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We’re starting off a little cold this morning but we should warm up to 45 degrees by mid afternoon.  We’ll have sun for most of the day with light winds.  A front will move in overnight bringing 1/4″ of rain.  That shouldn’t happen until after dark.  We’re in for more rain tomorrow but the amount in the forecast has been changing.  The West Branch is still coming out of Cannonsville at 1,500 cfs and off color.  It’s probably the best place to throw streamers.  The lower East Branch and Mainstem will be clearer and look better for small olives and caddis fishing.  Keep an eye on the long, slow tailouts for your best shot.  If you’re wading concentrate on the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.

 

The Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinhopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,670 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 811 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,430 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,600 cfs 47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 402 cfs 43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 543 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 97.7%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 25, 2018

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We have cloud cover and a little wind this morning.  Looking at the hourly forecast the wind should stay 10 mph or below out of the North.  We’ll be a little cooler today with the air temp peaking around 40 degrees.  The West Branch is still coming out of Cannonsville at 1,500 cfs and off color.  It looks like the best bet for streamer fishing.  We are seeing olives and caddis out there.  The East Branch and Mainstem are your best bets for dry fly fishing or nymphing.  It looks like the weather warms up again over the weekend.  We do have some rain in the forecast but the amount predicted seems to be changing daily.

The Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,650 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 829 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,480 cfs 44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,490 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 441 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 623 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2018

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Yesterday was a pleasant one on the water.  We had a bit of rain and the wind was bad when the front came in but that didn’t last too long.  We should have sunshine today with a high of 44 degrees.  The wind will be 10 – 15 mph from the North.   For dry fly fishing concentrate on the lower East Branch or Mainstem.  The West Branch is still coming out of Cannonsville off color and looks good for streamers this morning. There are enough leaves left on the trees that it’s possible to get out of the wind.  The best wade options are the Willowemoc and Beaverkill.

 

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,690 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 847 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,550 cfs 45°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,580 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 477 cfs 46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 634 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.5%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 23, 2018

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Today looks like a good day to be on the water.  We should see an air temp of 53 degrees, a light rain in the afternoon, and wind from the south 5 – 10 mph.  The rain should only amount to .14″ so we shouldn’t get too wet but should have good cloud cover all afternoon.  Streamers in the morning but it does look like a good olive day.  Watch the slow tailouts and edges in the afternoon.

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,680 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 829 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,520 cfs 44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,580 cfs 49°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 470 cfs 44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 53°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 662 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.9%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 22, 2018

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Yesterday was windy with some sleet thrown in for good measure.  There were some decent periods in there and luckily there was no accumulation.  Today we’re back on a warming trend.  We should see sunshine, winds 5 – 10, and an air temp approaching 50 degrees.  That’s probably the best conditions you can  ask for at the end of October.  Caddis and small olives will be your best bet for dry fly action.  Watch the long slow pools.  We still have quite a bit of water out there.  The fish will set up in the slower water.  The caddis eats will be sporadic since they won’t be on the water with any consistency.  If you see a one timer it’s definitely worth throwing too this time of year.  Streamer fishing will probably be the most effective method.  Change colors and sizes until the fish tell you what they want.

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,010 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 853 cfs 42°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,610 cfs 43°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,750 cfs 48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 507 cfs 43°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 928 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 21, 2018

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We woke up to some decent wind with a little rain this morning.  Some of the higher elevations in the area have seen a little snow but so far we’ve been lucky.  Wind gust will be around 20 mph and the air temp should only hit 37 degrees so dress appropriately.  It’s going to be colder for the next couple of days but we should see a slight warmup on Tuesday.  Streamer fishing is probably your best bet with today’s winds.  There are still enough leaves on the trees that you may find a few protected areas.

 

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,130 cfs 56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 902 cfs 44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,700 cfs 46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,960 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 568 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 855 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 20, 2018

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Yesterday was one of the nicest days we’ve had in quite a while.  Maybe a little too much sun for the fish but it was a great day to be outside.  It looks like Pepacton has stopped spilling.  The water temps throughout the system climbed with yesterday’s heat and are starting off higher than normal this morning.  The Beaverkill is down to 589 cfs at Cooks Falls offering decent wading.  The West Branch is still coming out of Cannonsville off color but has been fishing okay with streamers.  Olives, caddis, and a few isonychias are being seen on other river sections.  Today will be warm again with some light rain moving in during the afternoon.  the rain / clouds may help the dry fly fishing.  We should see less than 1/4″ of rain by tomorrow morning.

Keep in mind the Upper West Branch from Cannonsville Dam to Monument is closed.  The East Branch from Pepacton Dam to Shinopple Bridge is also closed.

Hatching:
Isonychia –  #14 – Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 -20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Blue Winged Olives – #16 – 20 – E. attenuata
Dark Blue Winged Olives – #18 – 22 – E. lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olives #20 – 26 – Psuedo sp.
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Tan Caddis #14 – 16 – Hydropsyche sp.

There is construction on Winterdale Road. A short stretch is closed near the Methodist Camp between us and Hancock. We have detours listed on our website here:  http://thedelawareriverclub.com/welcome-to-the-drc/getting-here

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,490 cfs 58°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,010 cfs 57°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 871 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,720 cfs 47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,880 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 589 cfs 47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,499 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 806 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.8%

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