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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 10, 2018

Aug 10, 2018 Comments Off by

If anyone doesn’t know a train derailed in the West Branch above right above Hale Eddy around 2 am Thursday.  The heavy rain undermined a culvert on the tracks.  Two of the cars ending up in the river spilling some diesel.  Luckily the river was high and much of the fuel was pushed and diluted through the system.  DEC expects no long term damage and they are monitoring it closely along with the National Park Service.  The fuel smell was strong along the West Branch in the morning but was pretty much gone by the afternoon.  Some eddys with a lot of flotsam may still smell but it is much, much better than yesterday morning.  If you find a fuel slick report it to DEC or NPS- or send it to us and we’ll pass on the information.

A lot of roads took a beating in the heavy rain but the local crews did a great job and many were cleared and graded by mid afternoon.  There are a few that need additional work so drive slow and pay attention if you’re driving around the area.

The release from Cannonsville is 1,500 cfs.  The East Branch in Downsville is 1,220 cfs

Give the river a break for a couple of days and let the crews do their work.  Things look good and should be back as normal as possible in a short time.

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 9, 2018

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We had some severe thunderstorms come through late afternoon and overnight.  The West Branch is high and off color running at 4,340 cfs at Hale Eddy.  It’s much higher as you move downstream.  The feeder creeks took the brunt of the storm.  A lot of the local towns are under a state of emergency while they assess the damage and begin to fix roads. We came through just fine but it will take a day or so for the feeders to drop and the local crews to do some road repairs.

Do not come up here today.  We’ll keep an eye on the streams and assess the damage and have an update in the morning.

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 8, 2018

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We did get some rain overnight that bumped the flows slightly.  The river flows are dropping back already this morning.  The release from Cannonsville is 928 cfs.  With Downsville at 678 cfs there is a lot of cold water in the system right now.  The lower West has some color in this morning but should clear as the runoff drops.  We may see a bit more rain today but the total accumulation should be negligible at .17″.  The river looks good for streamer fishing this morning and should clear enough for fish to rise by the afternoon.  It should be a little cooler today with an air temp around 83 degrees and winds from the south 5 – 10 mph.  Sulphurs, isonychias, and olives.  We have seen a few more caddis lately.  We have not seen a good number of flying ants yet but it’s a good idea to start carrying a few imitations.  The rest of the week looks great with some clouds and light showers but no significant amount of rainfall.

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Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – 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.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
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 929 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,430 cfs 52°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,080 cfs 53°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,150 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,220 cfs 62°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 750 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 928 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 59°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 987 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.6%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 99.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 7, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased to 928 cfs.  The rest of the system has dropped slightly as the runoff subsides.  The release from Pepacton is steady around 650 cfs leaving a flow at Downsville of 678 cfs.  Yesterday was hot with bright sun occasionally broken up with a little cloud cover.  The upper West Branch mid day sulphurs continue to hatch with a mix of olives and isonychias.  The lower West seems to be mostly olives with an occasional sulphur and isonychia passing by.  The increased release should cool down the lower West maybe pushing the bugs to hatch earlier in the day.  Today looks like a good fishing day with the air temp only hitting the mid 80’s, wind around 6 mph, and some light rain in the afternoon.

 

Ed with a West Branch Iso eater yesterday

Ed with a West Branch Iso eater yesterday

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – 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.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
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 902 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,250 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 979 cfs 51°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,290 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,900 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 960 cfs 65°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 928 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 899 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 93.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 98.8%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 6, 2018

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The rivers are dropping slowly after the weekend’s rain.  Stilesville is holding steady at 589 cfs and Hale Eddy has dropped to 1,010 cfs opening more water for wading on the lower West Branch.  There was still some color in the West last night but it was clear enough for the fish to rise.  The best dry fly fishing is still happening in Deposit with mid day sulphurs, isonychias, and olives.  We found some fish on the lower West last night but most of the action was at dark on olives.  Today is the last day of heat and bright sun.  It looks like a mirror image of yesterday with high 80’s and just a few clouds.  Tomorrow we should see high 70’s to low 80’s with a light storm and just under 1/4″ of rain.

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – 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.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche 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 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,010 cfs 53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,100 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,050 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 4,810 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,380 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,180 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 5, 2018

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The rivers are dropping and clearing this morning.  The release on the East Branch has been increased and the flow at Downsville is 678 cfs.  This will cool the river down and help clear any runoff from the feeder streams.  The West Branch at Stilesville is a steady 589 cfs.  The flow at Hale Eddy is 1,320 cfs and is clear enough to fish below that.  Streamers will still be a good option early.  The sulphurs are still hatching mid afternoon on the upper West Branch with a few isonychias and olives mixed in.  We’re in another warming trend with air tems in the high 80’s and sunshine for the next few days.  There is some light rain in the forecast beginning Tuesday.  Right now it looks like enough to give a break from the sun but not enough to mess with the river flows.

The East Branch at Downsville this morning

The East Branch at Downsville this morning

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – 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.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche 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 587 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,320 cfs 55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,360 cfs 54°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,050 cfs 61°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 7,690 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,390 cfs 62°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 61°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,650 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 4, 2018

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We have a few storms roll through yesterday that dropped quite a bit of water in a short amount of time.  The West Branch came through alright and is beginning to drop this morning.  Stilesville is a steady 597 cfs while Hale Eddy is 2,230 cfs and falling.  Fishing above Oquaga Creek will be your best bet for clear water and dry fly fishing.  Sulphurs, olives, and isonychias.  Below Deposit streamer fishing should be decent as the river drops and clears throughout the day.  The East Branch is Downsville is a low 166 cfs but there is quite a bit of water coming down the feeder creeks to make the flow 1,460 cfs at Harvard.  There is no rain in the forecast for the next few days so the rivers should drop and clear.

 

The Stilesville flow is steady despite the rain

The Stilesville flow is steady despite the rain

 

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – 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.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche 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 597 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,230 cfs 58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,460 cfs 61°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 11,700 cfs 64°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 15,800 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 7,650 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 63°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,610 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%

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UPDATE Delaware River Report / Conditions August 3, 2018

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We had a brief but heavy thunderstorm move through around 11 am.  Hale Eddy is 1,460 cfs and climbing.  The lower West Branch is showing some color.  The flow at Stilesville seems reasonably steady with a slight bump at 597 cfs.  Most of the runoff is coming from Oquaga Creek and below.

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 3, 2018

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased slightly to 549 cfs. We had some light rain overnight- just enough to wet the ground down here but also add a little runoff at the Hale Eddy Gauge.  The flows on the rest of the system are dropping a bit this morning.  Right now everything looks fine.  We do have some thunderstorms in the forecast that look like they will hit us.  If Oquaga Creek turns muddy and high chekc above there in Stilesville for clearer water.  We’ll do a mid day update if conditions change.

Small sulphurs, olives, and isonychias will cover most of your dry fly fishing.  If the flows come up with some color try throwing some dark streamers.

Despite the higher flows there are still temperature issues on the lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem.   Stick to the West Branch or the upper East Branch for trout.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – 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.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche 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 589 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 732 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,300 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,150 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 923 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 549 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 414 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.2%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.2%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 2, 2018

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We had a few showers during the day and again overnight.  The West Branch flow increased slightly to 726 cfs.  Stilesville is still flat at 582 cfs.  The East Branch at Harvard flow increased slightly to 284 cfs.  The rivers you would fish trout on today came through the rain just fine.  Sulphurs, olives, and isonychias are still the go to mayflies.  There is some fog on the river this morning but the sun is already burning through.  There is some decent cloud cover already that should stick around all day.  We should see some light showers today and then some isolated storms overnight.  Winds 5 -10 mph with and air temp around 77 degrees.

Despite the higher flows there are still temperature issues on the lower East Branch, Beaverkill, and Mainstem.   Stick to the West Branch or the upper East Branch for trout.

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – 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.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche 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 582 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 726 cfs 50°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 284 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,920 cfs 66°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,690 cfs 66°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,310 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 530 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 427 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.1%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions August 1, 2018

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We woke up to some light rain this morning.  Wunderground is predicting the total rainfall of 1/2″ to fall over the course of the day.  Some of the afternoon rain will be in scattered thunderstorms so we’ll have to wait and see if they hit us or hit 10 miles away.  So far everything looks good and it’s feels like a good fishing day.  Winds from the south 5  10 mph.  Yesterday was a mix of clouds and sun.  The sulphurs hatched on the upper West with a mix of olives and isonychias.  We are seeing a few more caddis in the air so keep an eye out for those now too.   It looks like we’ll have clouds and light rain for the next few days setting us up for a good weekend.

 

chunky brown landed after dark this week

chunky brown landed after dark this week

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – 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.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche 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 582 cfs 45°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 648 cfs 49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 235 cfs 58°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 848 cfs 65°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,580 cfs 65°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 403 cfs 64°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 530 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 58°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 410 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89.1%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.6%

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Delaware River Report / Conditions July 31, 2018

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The overnight thunderstorms missed us.  The runoff from last weeks rain is slowing down and the release from Cannonsville is still 530 cfs.  Today should be cloudy, 79 degrees, with wind around 8 mph.  Wundeground doesn’t have any rain accumulation in today’s forecast.  The mid day sulphurs are still hatching on the upper West Branch.  There were olives and some isonychias mixed in but most of the fish we watched eat wanted the sulphurs.  The bugs came in waves throughout the afternoon and were thick at times.  The hatching seemed to slow down in the evening as the air temperature dropped.  We have some rain in the forecast for the rest of the week but that seems to be changing every few hours.

 

Jack Regan celebrating his birthday in style yesterday

Jack Regan celebrating his birthday in style yesterday

Hatching:
Sulphur – #16 -20 – E. dorothea
Light Cahill – #14 – 16 – S. ithaca & canadense
Isonychia – #12-2xl – 12 – 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.
Tricos – #22 – 24 – Tricorythodes
Green Caddis – #16 – Ryacophila sp.
Dark Blue Sedge #14- Psilotreta sp.
Spotted Sedge #16 – Hydropsyche 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 582 cfs 44°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 664 cfs 48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 249 cfs 57°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 973 cfs 63°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,750 cfs 64°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 473 cfs 63°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 530 cfs Chart 4G on the FFMP
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 56°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 514 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 89%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.6%

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