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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/17 16:12:57 (permalink)
If launching at Mahaney ramp, keep an eye open for the deers running across the road from the bridge, all the way to the ramp. Saw four today.
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/17 16:34:42 (permalink)
Ken thanks for the "heads-up" and the report on the other thread .

How was the water color today?

Any debris, in the form of personal water craft or tubers, on the lake?

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/18 22:29:49 (permalink)
Welp the lake has fallen to 1.05 feet above normal summer pool and sluice gates 1-7 have been readjusted to 1 ft. each.

Weather dudes saying 50% chance of rain Thur. thru Sun. which in weather dude jargon means 50% "of the area" will see rain. Which in non-weather dude jargon means, the weather dudes have no idea what the hell is going to happen, yinz is on your own.

All kidding aside; keeping abreast of the "current weather" is important. Lightening strikes and high winds are always possible as is, flash flooding such as occured in Arizona.

The storm responsible for that tragedy was said to have been 8 miles to the north of where those poor soles were enjoying the day, along a stream.

Also said; cell phone and internet was very limited in the area. Sound familiar?


http://m.startribune.com/...a-swim-hole/434891643/
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2017/07/18 22:34:52

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/19 09:59:57 (permalink)
Addendum to Welp:


Welp there's been a slight change in the weather forecast.

..............................


307 AM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for western Maryland, east
central Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania, southwest Pennsylvania, west
central Pennsylvania, western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia
and northern panhandle of West Virginia.

.DAY ONE, Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN, Thursday through Tuesday.

Severe thunderstorms are possible on Thursday with the primary threat
coming from damaging wind.

...........................


However, at this time, there is only a 60% chance for these thunderstorms which means, in weather dude tongue, 40% of the area will see sumpthin else.

Keep a eye to the sky and tight lines.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2017/07/19 10:02:10

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/20 10:33:43 (permalink)
The lake 'most 'bout flat at normal summer pool. Sluices being adjusted accordingly.

This leads to the reopening of the Clark boat launch.

............. But Wait..........

Sorrrrrry, I just can't resist.πŸ˜‡


415 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for western Maryland, east
central Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania, southwest Pennsylvania, west
central Pennsylvania, western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia
and northern panhandle of West Virginia.

.DAY ONE, Today and Tonight.

Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening with
the primary threat coming from damaging wind. Isolated tornadoes are
possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN, Friday through Wednesday.

There is a slight chance for severe thunderstorms and flash flooding
on Sunday. Damaging wind is expected to be the primary severe threat.


Sounds like the PWC and the Tubers gonna be havin' fun this weekend.

.............. AND .............


And IT IS Christmas in July, weekend at the Marina. Weeeeee!



Sorrrry...... again!




Ooopsy update: Sat. maybe not so good weatherwise..... my bad.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2017/07/20 10:57:39

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/20 15:26:19 (permalink)
Thought yinz may want to know about the "Summerfest" taking place at the park.

Bobber recommends those wishing to launch a boat tomorrow (Friday July 21) should use the recreation area launch or the Clark launch.

Mahaney launch will be open but expected to be highly congested due to the festivities.

That is all......

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/22 01:19:53 (permalink)
Ummmm, might wanna rethink your plans if they include a day at Shenango Lake this weekend.

Christmas in July festivities will be getting plenty of parcipitation but unfortunately, it ain't gonna be a white one.

If you're camping you may want to 'batten down the hatches' and certainly "keep a eye to the sky".

NWS dude says; "Saturday through Thursday.
There is an elevated risk for severe thunderstorms and flash
flooding Saturday from late morning through the evening. The main
thunderstorm threat will be damaging winds, however a brief, weak
tornado can not be ruled out.

The threat for more severe storms exists Sunday, but coverage of
storms will not be as numerous as Saturday. Damaging winds remain the
primary concern." end quote.



Note: Please do not shoot the messenger!



Your cooperation is appreciated.


Thank you,
The Messenger
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2017/07/22 01:22:16

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/23 09:39:05 (permalink)
Good [insert time of day] Shenango fans!

Lake level hovering
a tad over summer pool and what gates that are open are open to a foot each.

I was just reading where approximately 650 visitors attended the Summerfest held at Mahaney this year. Congratulations and kudos to all the volunteers who put many hours of thier time into that wonderful event!

Dont know how Christmas in July made out. That too is a special event, raising money for Leukemia research. Thankyou to the sponsor(s) and volunteers for such a worthy cause.

Welp I'm thinkin, short of a overflow of Billy Big Botormoaters; screaming Juvenile delinquents towed on rubber replicas; PITA PWC's and the threat of, monsoons; hurricanes; or hundred year storms the lake may be a good place to try some fishing this coming week.

Anyways, my 10 day FutureFishCast; there is a slight risk for heavy baitfish pods leading to a 50% chance of catching fish. Unless you have my expertise and than your chance becomes even greater, you will catch nothing.


Till next time, tight lines.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2017/07/23 09:54:47

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/27 07:07:03 (permalink)
Looks like things are getting back to norm on the Shenango and could stay that way over the next several days. However, the NWS was forecasting the possibility of, maybe might be some severe weather in the area for somebody somewhere at anytime.

So keep an eye to the sky and go catch some fish on the Shenango River Lake.

Sat. could be a special day for sailors, wind surfers and kiters. Yakers and k'nuers may want to take along a sail or motor.


Note: wind lovers should be aware of any and all overhead objects especially those 'buzzy' overhead wires.


Disclaimer: Not responsible for changes in the weather or fishing conditions.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2017/07/27 07:18:51

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/29 06:54:46 (permalink)
Had a decent day Friday on the lake. Caught over forty crappies gills perch and 2 cats. All in shallow water.
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/07/29 06:59:58 (permalink)
Goodmorning Chauncy sounds like you had a grand day on the River Lake. Thanks for the report.

One of these days I think I'm gonna get back to trying.

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/23 21:49:13 (permalink)
All the rain that passed through yesterday barely raised the level of the lake to less than a foot above normal pool. Annnnnnd Clark Boat launch didn't get closed.

I'll be darned!!!

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/25 20:14:01 (permalink)
Good to hear that. I have to work Saturday, but the plan is (with weather and the Good Lord willing) to launch at Clark at about 7:00 AM Sunday morning for my third skunking at Shenango! Stupid fish! lol
I know they quit stocking the lake in '14, but there's gotta be a few 'eyes somewhere in there! Maybe a few good ones.
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/25 20:34:14 (permalink)
Emitch I can check but I'm thinking Walleyes continue to be stocked in the lake. The river got nothing I believe after some biologist said trout could survive at the outflow.


I don't get it, of allllll the biologist employed by the PFBC not one of those guys advocate Walleyes. But keep this a secrete, even the trout program is getting whacked in favor of the mighty Bass.
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/25 22:17:24 (permalink)
BT, if they're stocking walleye fry, then they're just feeding the existing predators, like the perch, white bass. even larger 'gills. The PFC needs to learn from some of the clubs, such as the 3 Rivers Muskie Club. Last year, my boys stocked 14,000 Musky fingerlings in Pool #4 at Freeport. They were mostly paid for, (although raised at the state hatchery), by the club. These fish were from 8" to 11" long, and even then the driver of the hatchery truck, (a degreed employee of the Commission), said only about 1% would ever reach maturity. If it's that bad for the king of predators for a survival rate, it's gotta really suck for walleye fry. I know it takes a lot more money to raise the fry up to about 5 or 6 inches, but if stocked in the spring of the year where there's fresh weed growth, many would have a good chance. The boys tell me that on Chautauqua they just dump all the Muskies in in one spot; the predators move in and get their fill, and (so the biologists claim), they move off leaving the fry alone to survival of the fittest. Sounds like a loser to me. Even last year when the boys helped out, it was in early October. Now, there's very little weedgrowth on the Allegheny to begin with, but in October any that were available would be dead and/or dying, providing little cover. I think these PSU folks need an education.
 
BTW, where I saw that '13 or '14 was the last stocking on Shenango was on the new Commission site, which is a PITA to navigate, but you should be able to find it. The biologists say that the fish weren't takin' off, so they ended stocking. What kind of logic is that? Sure'n hell, it don't apply to trout as far as the Commission is concerned.
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/25 23:26:38 (permalink)
I hear you Mitch. I was at Pymie and watched the stocking of thousands of Musky an average of 10 inches long. There were at least 6 club members running their big motors carrying tubs of the Musky to different places in the lake. I didn't ask about survival rates or the like. I was just fascinated with the procedures.

There certainly is advantages with having organizations such as Trout, Bass and Musky clubs, it seems. I am not familiar with Walleye clubs locally.

A small lake in Two Mile County Park was once stocked with Musky, Bass and Eyes and then came the Trout. Hatchery truck would pull onto the beach, chutes attached and in the lake thousands of trout would go.

If you fished the lake on flat water you would actually see a swell when the trout would swim. I would think any remaining toothy critters would enjoy plenty of forage.

Haven't fished the lake since they screwed with the regulations because of the trout.

I want argue your point on the PFBC stupid sight. Click on the fish stocking button and you get trout.

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/26 00:32:54 (permalink)
Emitch the lake received 1800 fingerling in 2015 and 38444 fingerling in 2016 and no numbers for this year. Also their is no recent biologist report that I could find via my phones

I don't know about the 1800 if that's a typo or the true number.


Also the swim beach is closed due to high ecoli counts unless results from today's testing show safe levels so don't drink the water.


Here is a link to the stocking report. It sucks on a phone but it is doable. You will need to input lake name etc but it is for the entire state and all species.

Easier to use on a computer.

https://fbweb.pa.gov/stoc...ilsHistorical_RFP.aspx

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/26 06:39:40 (permalink)
OK man. I see that they put 72k in in '13 & '14, but only 1816 in '15. But I know I read on the site somewhere that after 72,000 for 2 years, studies weren't showing that walleye survival rates were good, so I guess that's why they cut '15 to only 1800. But it does say that those were fingerlings, not fry, so hopefully a few made it. Hard to believe that 'eyes do well below the dam in the river, but not in the lake. Now it's time for the state biologists to earn some of our license money and find out why.

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/26 15:06:22 (permalink)
I believe there was a shortage of eyes in 2015 and 2016. Many lakes in the state did not receive fish, but it looks like they are again in 2017.
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/26 21:01:36 (permalink)
Hope some of them survived, 'cause at 7:00 AM tomorrow morning I'm gonna launch at Clark and see if I can locate a few.

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/27 16:48:23 (permalink)
Well, I'm back home, and I may never go to Shenango again. Stupid fish! Stupid launch ramp!
I had a time just gettin' the boat off the trailer. I tie a rope on the bow cleat and tie it in a pocket on rear of the bed, and usually I just back in and tap the brakes and the boat floats off. Back up, tap, back up, tap, geez! 5 times to get the boat off. I knew it was gonna really be tough to get 'er back on. Six hours fishin'; no fish. Took me a half hour to get the boat back on the trailer. I opened the door on my truck and had to step out into 5 inches of water and my trailer, (way back there behind my lonnnng truck), the fenders are still two inches above the water. Geez! It's on 12" rubber. Had to go in, (with jeans and sneakers) all the way to the tires to get the boat started up on the trailer. I don't remember the ramp with such a sorry incline, but I was there last fall and maybe the water was lower and the ramp gets a little steeper the farther out you go.  Couple all this with either a fuel pump goin' out, or some other fuel restriction, (when i'd pump the ball it would get back up and run so I'm rulin' out the fuel pump, maybe a restriction at the pickup in the tank), plus the last 5 inches of my brand spankin' new Cabelas IM8 Tourney rod snap right off, and the 68 mile ride home with soppin' feet, tends to make me think it was only slightly better than a day at work.

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/27 20:12:40 (permalink)
Danggggg Emitch, wished I'd a knowd you was having so much trouble at the launch. I woulda been there in about 30 minutes to get some pictures. Sucks about that fishing rod though. I found one of my Croixs like that last time I was out few months back.

Fuel problem likely a connector if I was a guesser. Check your o-rings and any clamps. Also Very slight possibility the check valve in the primer bulb could be faulty. But usually when the valve goes bad it stays open and you can't prime.

Which leads me to mention, "not being able to prime" problems, to this who may or will experience priming problems.

a. o-ring or connection at the tank.

b. Check valve in primer bulb faulty.

c. You hooked the hose backwards..... dummy.
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/27 21:17:47 (permalink)
Thank you very much, BT. Just like a pal to take advantage of a fella's misfortune for your own entertainment.
 
The tank is a Moeller, and so is the fuel line. No where near the quality of Mercury Marine. Used to have to Merc tanks, but that's a story for a later date. After the rebuild, I'm blastin' down the river when the motor fell on it's face. Looked at the gas tank, and it was imploding. The vent in the cap don't seem to make any difference, so I just loosen the cap a tad. Another day I'm doin' it again and the same thing happens. I shake the tank a bit, it runs good for a while, then dies again. Moeller puts a tether on the cap with a short plastic chain, but the end is a flat T shaped piece of plastic that I found was getting sucked right into the pick up tube. I threw the part away. I don't need no stinking tether! I don't like the Moeller fuel line, either. Feels soft, kinda mushy like, and nothing like a Quicksilver hose and ball.
 
On the fishin' rod, I bought it on line, so even if I can't find a receipt, Cabelas will be able to find the purchase. Only been a couple a three months or so ago. Plus I only used it twice, and it has Cabelas written all over it, so they won't deny it. For what I paid for the IM8 rod, I coulda put another $40 to it and bought a St. Croix made in America, not China rod. I'm about due for another trip to Wheeling anyway.
 
Am I right about the Clark launch that it gets a little bit steeper when the lake is down to winter pool? We got Roger's Lund back on last October and the Grand Cherk wasn't even in the water.
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/27 23:52:26 (permalink)
I hear ya on the fuel line. I had a fuel line on my Roughneck that turned and stained your hand black. Evinrude Brand to match their junk oil injection systems.

I know about stupid plastic fuel tanks that have manual vents too. Crack that sucker open on a full tank sitting in the hot sun and fish with gasoline tainted hands.

I think all the launch sights are pretty much the same as far as the ramps. "Stupid" with a capital "stupid". This Spring I couldn't get my boat off the trailer without nearly getting water in my 4-Runner at the Rec. Area off of 18. Did get the boat to launch at Mawhiney but barely.

Had some chyts and giggles last year when the park stopped charging launch fees hoping to get more boating activity. How about a stupid dock on the ramp so people can get their boat in the water without chest waders.... HELLO?? (or getting wet feet)

HELL I'm surprised the docks are still in the water. Ummm they are aren't they??

That's when things can get interesting for guy wanting to fish. Unless ya got a wet suit and a Yak.

Which ain't a bad idea cause with out docks your chances are next to nil, getting your asz run over by some big fat shirtless hairy dude, running his V-8 straight pipe exhaust in circles, pulling screaming kids on a giant rubber replica of Nessy.

Certainly sucks about the fishing rod. Truthfully, I would stick with a moderately priced graphite rod. When Croixs hit the market they were one of, if not the only mfg producing a well balanced true graphite rod. At the time I began buying mine, Croix rods were fully guaranteed. Now the rods that carry a full guarantee ain't in my price range.

I have a few and I believe accidents (aka, doing stupid chyt like stepping or sitting on one) comes in threes. So when I bust two more I'll package them up, ship em back and pay a service fee to have them repaired. I could buy a moderately priced graphite that will work just as nice but hell, then I couldn't brag about fishin with Croixs.


Don't know if you do, but I'm predicting a long hard early freeze up this year. Gonna be some great hard water fishin, coming soon to a lake near you.
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/28 06:14:11 (permalink)
I think it was mid/late Sept. last year when Scott and I went up. The dock was there at Clark when we put in, gone when we came back a 4:00 PM. Who owns these properties  and who's responsible for the upkeep. County, State, PFBC??? The park itself seems pretty good, and I sincerely doubt that PFBC would be spending our license money on that when they could raise more trout. LOL!!
 
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/28 10:08:35 (permalink)
Lake and Park is a Corp of Engineers project. Any wonder why the ramps and docks are such?

Tionesta is the sameway. Docks 10 to 30 yards from the ramp and nothing to assist in launching or retrieving ones boat. Parking area similar to that of Shenango Rec. Area launch, 150 yds. away and straight up.. both ways. lmao

PFBC & PGC are responsible for law enforcement of game, fish and, boating laws. PFBC Chief Biologist is responsible for what fish you will fish for when and where?

Hmmm, Biologist & Engineers responsible for .....

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/28 20:08:57 (permalink)
Well, I guess I'll have to award a kudo to the PFBC. First decent ramp they put in here on the Allegheny was at Tarentum, on pool 3. Right under the Tarentum bridge, decent parking too. Then they built a real nice one on pool six underneath the new 422 expressway bridge. Nice ramp and lots of parking on lined blacktop, but that one ran into trouble and is now closed and has been for quite some time. PFBC leased the property from PennDot; problem was, PennDot didn't own it. A fellow named Brown owned the property, and he always had river barges tied up on either side of the launch. The PFBC told him to get them out of there, (really got schitty with him), so off goes Mr. Brown to court. Court says it's his property and he can do what he wants with it, so Mr. Brown pulls a huge log across the entrance with chains stretched across the entryway between steel pipes cemented in the ground. He may acutally rent out or charge launch fees now. This happened 15 or more years ago. Then PFBC built the launch and parking lot on Cowanshanock Creek on pool 7, nice blacktop parking, and they overhauled and blacktopped a pretty good size area on pool 8 at Templeton. Freeport and Templeton get a dock right at the launch, and Templeton has a Port-a-john. Don't know who services that. So at least they spent some of our money wisely. But the Corps is the Fed, and we all know, they won't waste money on anything, , least of all a recreation area.

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/28 21:37:28 (permalink)
Emitch, you may be onto something, the PFBC should build the boat launches and the Engineers stock the fish. That could work, Priceless!!!

The Shenango River Lake Dam was built to control flooding. The recreation was secondary and is offered as the proverbial 'olive branch'.

Toward the RR bridge, across the lake, from Mawhiney(β¬…Spellcheck please) you will find some tile and concrete fish habitat. Remnants from, what once was, somebody's septic system who was likely forced from their home. In addition you can find harbored along Shenango's shoreline, other remains of block and stone foundations.

Don't give up, Shenango River Lake is like any other body of water. Just takes time to learn when and where she hides her fish. Once learned, fish on!

Unless you're fishing with me!!! Stupid fish


The dam do it's job though, preventing flooding downstream.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2017/08/28 21:46:34

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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/31 09:43:24 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby old dog 2017/08/31 19:01:22
Why would anybody use the Clark boat launch ? It's an old shallow roadbed jetting out into shallow water along with very limited parking. Maybe kayaks or canoes would work here in my opinion. The campground launch is good (steep) but easy to launch, good parking up on hill. Mahaney is my choice , fairly level, good deep slope , 3 lanes wide, and tons of parking ! Both launches have a high post light for late launching too. Forget using Clark , Golden Run, or Parkers Landing for 16' or larger boats just too shallow !  Props ain't cheap boys !   
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Re: SHENANGO RIVER LAKE 2017 2017/08/31 18:57:22 (permalink)
Captain, I use Clark 'cause it's the first launch I come to comin' up Rt. 258, and like I said, I didn't have any problems last year. I think it's because the water is up, which means more shallow ramp. I have a four door Ram with an 8' bed and I had to get out in water, and still my trailer fenders weren't under water. It's 25 ft. deep just out from the launch, but I may look at the other ramps should I decide to go back to Shenango. I can catch walleyes anywhere on the river, but I have a hard time solving reservoirs.

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