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Dam and Reservoir Safety

Dam and Reservoir Safety related booklets:

Historic Publications of the Dam and Reservoir Safety Rules and Regulations

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Rivers and Lakes

WR-27. Carryover Storage Requirements for Reservoir Design in Missouri 16.83 MB , by John Skelton, 60 p., 1 pl., 9 figs., app., 1971. Price $8.00. Presents data that can be used in preliminary studies of storage structures and comparing development potential of streams.

WR-24. Water Resources of the Joplin Area, Missouri 27.97 MB PDF, by G.L. Feder, et al., 98 p., 1 pl., 28 figs., 11 tbls., 1969. Price $26.00. Contains detailed statistics on surface water and groundwater within a 2,000 square mile area in parts of Newton, Lawrence, Barry, Dade, and Barton counties, and all of Jasper County. Includes information on magnitude and frequency of floods, low-flow frequency, storage requirements to augment low flow, water quality, availability of water, etc.

WR-28. Flood Volume Design Data for Missouri Streams 16.25 MB , by John Skelton, 14 p., 1 pl., 2 figs., 4 tbls., app., 1973. Price $7.00. Contains flood-volume-duration data for selected recurrence intervals at 111 continuous-record gaging stations and regional flood-volume equations applicable to ungaged sites.

WR-30. Water Resources of the St. Louis Area, Missouri 35.64 MB , by Don E. Miller et al., 113 p., 2 pls., 39 figs., 29 tbls., 1974. Price $10.00. Describes water resources of St. Louis, St. Charles, and Jefferson counties. Summarizes and interprets available hydrogeologic data and relates water needs to supplies. Includes mean and low flows of several streams, chemical and physical characteristics of water, well yields, magnitude and frequency of floods, and other technical information.

WR-31. A Guide for the Geologic and Hydrologic Evaluation of Small Lake Sites in Missouri 26.63 MB , by Thomas J. Dean, James H. Barks, and James H. Williams, 56 p., 24 figs., 2 app., 1976. Price $8.00. Outlines geologic and hydrologic factors to consider in designing and constructing small lakes to prevent leakage and assure safety.   Excerpts

WR-33. Water-Quality Characteristics of Six Small Lakes in Missouri 14.71 MB , by James H. Barks, 48 p., 25 figs., 5 tbls., 1976. Price $8.00. Discusses geologic and hydrologic conduction and design and construction practices relating to water quality and other environmental factors.

WR-45. Surface Water Resources of Missouri (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume 1) 43.03 MB , by James E. Vandike, 122 p., 63 figs., 6 tbls., 1996. Price $14.00. Contains a basin-by-basin assessment of Missouri's surface water resources. It discusses the effects of climate, geology and other factors on the hydrologic characteristics of major lakes, streams and rivers. It also assesses surface-water availability and development in the state.

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Low Flows

WR-22. Storage Requirements to Augment Low Flows of Missouri Streams 22.54 MB PDF, by John Skelton, with section on seepage losses by James H. Williams, 78 p., 1 pl., 6 figs., 1 tbl., 1968. Price $10.00. Presents storage requirements for selected draft rates at 226 continuous- and partial-record stations.

WR-25. Base-Flow Recession Characteristics and Seasonal Low-Flow Frequency Characteristics for Missouri Streams 16.60 MB PDF, by John Skelton, 43 p., 5 figs., 2 app., 1970. Price $6.00. Includes base flow recession characteristics of 116 continuous- and partial-record stations and seasonal low-flow frequency information on 215 continuous- and partial-record stations.

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Wetlands

WR-39. Missouri Wetlands: A Vanishing Resource 13.08 MB , by Jane E. Epperson, 62 p., 7 fig., 15 app., 1992. Price $15.00. Explains the types of wetlands found in Missouri, the history of wetland loss, the functions and values of wetlands, the regulatory and nonregulatory programs which affect Missouri wetlands, and more.

WR-53. Wetland Success Stories , by Richard M. Gaffney, 1996, 66 p. Unpublished.

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Floods and Drought

WR-19. Floods of June 17-18, 1964 in Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, and St. Francois Counties, Missouri 5.66 MB , by M.S. Petersen, 20 p., 9 figs., 2 tbls., 1965. Price $4.00. Description of area, details of storm, history, and frequency of flooding, and flood discharge and damage.

WR-21. Floods of July 18-23, 1965 in Northwestern Missouri 21.28 MB , by James E. Bowie and E. Eugene Gann, 103 p., 4 pls., 16 figs., 4 tbls., 1967. Price $10.00. Summarizes flood stages and discharges, discusses flood damages, and compares 1965 floods with previous years.

WR-23. Magnitude and Frequency of Missouri Floods 75.39 MB, by John Skelton and E. H. Sandaus, 278 p., 1 pl., 2 figs., 2 tbl., 1968. Price $10.00. Presents the results of a statistical analysis of available information from streams in the State of Missouri in 1968.

WR-28. Flood Volume Design Data for Missouri Streams 16.25 , by John Skelton, 14 p., 1 pl., 2 figs., 4 tbls., app., 1973. Price $7.00. Contains flood-volume-duration data for selected recurrence intervals at 111 continuous-record gaging stations and regional flood-volume equations applicable to ungaged sites.

WR-44. Missouri Drought Response Plan 0.53 MB , by Don E. Miller and Charles R. Hays, 1995, 44 p., 6 illus. No Charge.

WR-49. Hydrologic Extremes in Missouri: Flood and Drought (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume V) 19.64 MB , by John Drew and Sherry Chen, 104 p., 53 figs., 13 tbls., 2 app., 1997. Price $18.00. Provides basic information about flood and drought specific to Missouri. A historical perspective is given as well as information that can be used in planning for hydrologic extremes. It also describes concepts and defines terminology helpful in understanding flood and drought.

WR-54. Flood Report Analysis 18.61 MB , by Richard M. Gaffney, 1996, 44 p. No Charge.

WR-69. Missouri Drought Plan 1.59 MB , by Bruce Netzler, et. al., 2002, 71 p. No Charge.

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Water Quality

WR-33. Water-Quality Characteristics of Six Small Lakes in Missouri 14.71 MB , by James H. Barks, 48 p., 25 figs., 5 tbls., 1976. Price $8.00. Discusses geologic and hydrologic conduction and design and construction practices relating to water quality and other environmental factors.

WR-47. Missouri Water Quality Assessment (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume III) 4.07 MB , by Cynthia M. Brookshire, 172 p., 53 figs., 57 tbls., 1997. Price $24.00. Focuses on the current quality of Missouri surface water and groundwater. The volume looks at chemical, bacteriological and radiological water-quality, and natural and man-induced water-quality changes.

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Water Use

WR-48. Water Use of Missouri (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume IV) 14.11 MB , by Charles DuCharme and Todd Miller, 150 p., 36 figs., 14 tbls., 11 app., 1996. Price $24.00. Describes how Missouri is presently using its surface-water and groundwater resources. The report covers private and public water supplies, industrial and agricultural water uses, and water use for electrical power production, navigation, recreation, fish and wildlife.

WR-59.  Topics in Water Use:  Northeastern Missouri, 1998 7.94 MB , 79 p. Price $11.00.

WR-60.  Topics in Water Use:  Central Missouri, 2002 3.63 MB ,  97 p., 27 figs., 5 tbls. Price    $16.00.

WR-61.  Topics in Water Use:  Northwestern Missouri, 2003 3.95 MB ,  75 p., 21 figs., 4 tbls. Price $12.75.

WR-62.  Topics in Water Use:  Eastern Missouri, 2004 2.73 MB ,  48 p., 12 figs., 2 tbls. Price $10.50.

WR-63.  Topics in Water Use:  Southern Missouri, 2003 5.29 MB ,  90 p., 17 figs., 4 tbls. Price $15.25.

WR-64.  Summary and Analysis of Topics in Water Use - Regional Reports ,  16 p., 16 figs., 1 tbls.

WR-72. Major Water Use in Missouri: 1996-2000 2.88 MB , by Jeanette Barnett, 2004, 81 p., 114 figs., 10 tbls. Price $26.00.

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Water Resources

WR-24. Water Resources of the Joplin Area, Missouri 27.97 , by G.L. Feder, et al., 98 p., 1 pl., 28 figs., 11 tbls., 1969. Price $26.00. Contains detailed statistics on surface water and groundwater within a 2,000 square mile area in parts of Newton, Lawrence, Barry, Dade, and Barton counties, and all of Jasper County. Includes information on magnitude and frequency of floods, low-flow frequency, storage requirements to augment low flow, water quality, availability of water, etc.

WR-30. Water Resources of the St. Louis Area, Missouri 35.64 MB , by Don E. Miller et al., 113 p., 2 pls., 39 figs., 29 tbls., 1974. Price $10.00. Describes water resources of St. Louis, St. Charles, and Jefferson counties. Summarizes and interprets available hydrogeologic data and relates water needs to supplies. Includes mean and low flows of several streams, chemical and physical characteristics of water, well yields, magnitude and frequency of floods, and other technical information.

WR-34. Water Resources and Geology of the Springfield Area, Missouri 103.22 MB , by Leo F. Emmett et al. ,160 p., 4 pls., 35 figs., 22 tbls., 2 app., 1978. Price $22.00. Provides hydrologic information and geologic interpretation on quality and availability of water in a 750-mi2 area covering Greene, northern Christian, western Webster, and parts of other counties. Includes data on flooding, rock formations, and much information useful in construction.

Groundwater

WR-1. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Grundy County 2.98 MB , by Dale L. Fuller and W.B. Russell, 13 p., 3 pls., 1956. Price $1.50. Full Resolution Plates 6.49 MB

WR-2. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Mercer County 3.82 MB , by J.R. McMillen and W.B. Russell, 13 p., 4 pls., 1956. Price $1.50.  Full Resolution Plates 3.38 MB

WR-3. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Harrison County 3.97 MB , by Dale L. Fuller, J.R. McMillen, and W.B. Russell, 14 p., 4 pls., 1956. Price $2.00.  Full Resolution Plates 3.27 MB

WR-4. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Putnam County 2.75 MB , by Dale L. Fuller and J.R. McMillen, 11 p., 3 pls., 1956. Price $4.00.  Full Resolution Plates 2.93 MB

WR-5. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Worth County 2.11 MB , by Dale L. Fuller et al., 9 p., 3 pls., 1956. Price $4.00.  Full Resolution Plates 2.32 MB

WR-6. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Livingston County 3.76 MB , by Dale L. Fuller et al., 13 p., 3 pls., 1956. Price $4.00.  Full Resolution Plates 2.91 MB

WR-7. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Gentry County 3.47 MB , by Dale L. Fuller et al., 10 p., 4 pls., 1956. Price $1.60.  Full Resolution Plates 3.60 MB

WR-8. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of DeKalb County 3.63 MB , by Dale L. Fuller et al., 12 p., 3 pls., 1957. Price $4.00.  Full Resolution Plates 3.17 MB

WR-9. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Daviess County 4.12 MB , by Dale L. Fuller et al., 13 p., 3 pls., 1957. Price $1.50.  Full Resolution Plates 4.12 MB

WR-10. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Sullivan County 2.74 MB , by Dale L. Fuller et al., 10 p., 3 pls., 1957. Price $4.00.  Full Resolution Plates 3.75 MB

WR-11. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Linn County 3.41 MB , by Dale L. Fuller et al., 13 p., 3 pls., 1957. Price $4.00.  Full Resolution Plates 4.98 MB

WR-12. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Chariton County 4.48 MB , by Dale L. Fuller et al., 14 p., 3 pls., 1957. Price $1.90.  Full Resolution Plates 4.83 MB

WR-13. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Carroll County 4.81 MB , by Dale L. Fuller et al., 18 p., 3 pls., 1957. Price $4.00.  Full Resolution Plates 5.68 MB

WR-14. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Buchanan County 3.57 MB , by Dale L. Fuller, et al., 10 p., 3 pls., 1957. Price $1.50.  Full Resolution Plates 6.26 MB

WR-15. Water Possibilities from the Glacial Drift of Andrew County 4.38 MB , by Dale L.Fuller et al., 10 p., 3 pls., 1957. Price $2.10.  Full Resolution Plates 4.99 MB

WR-16. Preliminary Report on the Groundwater Resources of Nodaway County, Missouri 6.13 MB , by G.E. Heim, J.A. Martin, and W.B. Howe, 26 p., 2 pls., 1959. Price $5.30.  Full Resolution Plates 934 KB

WR-17. Preliminary Report, Groundwater Resources of Holt County 5.43 MB , by G .E. Heim, J.A. Martin, and W.B. Howe, 21 p., 2 pls., 2 figs., 1960. Price $2.70.  Full Resolution Plates 2.91 MB

WR-18. Preliminary Report, Groundwater Resources of Atchison County 6.17 MB , by G .E. Heim, J.A. Martin, and W.B. Howe, 26 p., 2 pls., 1959. Price $4.70.  Full Resolution Plates 468 KB

WR-24. Water Resources of the Joplin Area, Missouri 27.97 MB PDF, by G.L. Feder, et al., 98 p., 1 pl., 28 figs., 11 tbls., 1969. Price $26.00. Contains detailed statistics on surface water and groundwater within a 2,000 square mile area in parts of Newton, Lawrence, Barry, Dade, and Barton counties, and all of Jasper County. Includes information on magnitude and frequency of floods, low-flow frequency, storage requirements to augment low flow, water quality, availability of water, etc.

WR-26. Groundwater Resources of Saline County, Missouri 18.53 MB , by John C. Miller, 83 p., 8 figs., 8 tbls., app., 1972. Price $6.00. Describes and outlines nine water-quality areas straddling transition zone between fresh groundwater of Ozarks and saline water of northeastern Missouri.

WR-29. Springs of Missouri 84.76 MB , by Jerry D. Vineyard and Gerald L. Feder, with sections on fauna and flora by William L. Pflieger and Robert G. Lipscomb, 267 p., 94 figs., 26 tbls., 1974 (reprinted 1982). Price $22.00. Describes and locates large springs of Missouri; includes rates of flow, and water composition and quality. Provides information on what makes springs work, pollution potential, historical use of springs, and flora and fauna found in and around them.

WR-30. Water Resources of the St. Louis Area, Missouri 35.64 MB , by Don E. Miller et al., 113 p., 2 pls., 39 figs., 29 tbls., 1974. Price $10.00. Describes water resources of St. Louis, St. Charles, and Jefferson counties. Summarizes and interprets available hydrogeologic data and relates water needs to supplies. Includes mean and low flows of several streams, chemical and physical characteristics of water, well yields, magnitude and frequency of floods, and other technical information.

WR-34. Water Resources and Geology of the Springfield Area, Missouri 103.22 MB , by Leo F. Emmett et al. ,160 p., 4 pls., 35 figs., 22 tbls., 2 app., 1978. Price $22.00. Provides hydrologic information and geologic interpretation on quality and availability of water in a 750-mi2 area covering Greene, northern Christian, western Webster, and parts of other counties. Includes data on flooding, rock formations, and much information useful in construction.

WR-35. Hydrology of Carbonate Terrane—Niangua, Osage Fork, and Grandglaize Basins, Missouri 51.31 MB , by E.J. Harvey, John Skelton, and Don E. Miller, with section on Engineering Geology of Conns Creek Drainage System, by Thomas J. Dean, 132 p., 4 maps, 1983. Price $22.00. Presents hydrologic data emphasizing distinguishing losing and gaining stream reaches and their relationship to groundwater movement.

WR-36. Appraisal of the Groundwater Resources of Barton, Vernon, and Bates Counties, Missouri 26.10 MB , by Michael J. Kleeschulte, Thomas O. Mesko, and James E. Vandike, 80 p., 27 figs., 1 pl., 11 tbls., 1985. Price $11.00. Presents subsurface geologic and groundwater hydrologic data for an area in western Missouri experiencing increasing demands on groundwater resources due to municipal, industrial, and agricultural needs. Groundwater resources of each aquifer system, including hydraulic characteristics and chemical quality, are discussed.

WR-37. Groundwater Level Data for Missouri 1985-1986 17.92 MB , by Wayne R. Berkas, Cynthia Endicott, and Pierce W. Cross, 83 p., 38 figs., 1 tbl., 1989. Price $15.00. A technical paper on groundwater levels in Missouri from 1985 through 1986.

WR-38. The Hydrogeology of the Bennett Spring Area, Laclede, Dallas, Webster, and Wright Counties, Missouri 60.03 MB by James E. Vandike, 105 p., 44 fig., 26 tbl, 1992. Price $13.00. A study to help better understand the hydrology of Bennet Spring, delineate the area providing its recharge, and study the surface-subsurface relationships in the area.

WR-40. Movement of Shallow Groundwater in the Perryville Karst Area, Southeastern Missouri 24.46 MB , by James E. Vandike, 1985, 58 p., 23 figs., 3 tbls., (Previously Miscellaneous Publication Number 44). Price $14.00.

WR-41. The Hydrologic Analysis of the Ozark Aquifer in the Rolla Area, Missouri 32.67 MB , by James E. Vandike, 1993, 84 p., 29 figs., 34 tbls. Price $15.00.

WR-42. Groundwater Level Data for Missouri Water Year 1991-1992 28.32 MB , by James E. Vandike, 1993, 96 p., 46 figs., 46 tbls. Price $17.00.

WR-43. Hydrogeologic Investigation of the Fulbright Area, Greene County, Missouri 26.53 MB , by James E. Vandike and L. Daniel Sherman, 1994, 114 p., 36 figs., 1 tbl., 1 app. Price $15.00.

WR-46. Groundwater Resources of Missouri (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume II) 11.35 MB , by Don E. Miller and James E. Vandike, 1995, Price $28.00. Presents information on the availability and natural quality of groundwater throughout the state. It focuses on Missouri's seven groundwater provinces and includes their geology, hydrogeology, areal extent, general water quality, and potential for contamination. Aquifer storage estimates are given for each aquifer and county. The report also reviews the different types of water-supply wells in use and how water well construction techniques vary between areas and aquifers.

WR-55. The Hydrology of Maramec Spring 10.58 MB, by James E. Vandike, 1997, 104 p., 33 figs, 8 tbls, 1 app. Price $16.00.

WR-57. Groundwater Resources of Audrain County, Missouri, by L.F. Emmit and J.L. Imes. In Preparation.

WR-68. The Springs of Greene County, Missouri , by Loring Bullard, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, Kenneth C. Thomson, Southwest Missouri State University and James E. Vandike, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 120 p, 62 figs., 1 app. The Ozarks contains ones of the highest concentrations of springs in the world, and Greene County, in the southwestern Ozarks, has hundreds that flow all year (perennial). This book tells the history of the earliest white settlers and the springs they settled by in Greene County. Biology, geology and hydrogeology are all included in this report written by three authors about the Greene County springs. Price $27.00.

WR-75. The Effects of the November 1981 Liquid-Fertilizer Pipeline Break on Groundwater in Phelps County, Missouri   1.25 MB , by Jim Vandike, 29 p., 1982.

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State Water Plan

WR-00. Set of State Water Plan Volumes -- WR 45-WR 50. Price $117.50. (Save $12.50)

WR-45. Surface Water Resources of Missouri (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume 1) 43.03 MB , by James E. Vandike, 122 p., 63 figs., 6 tbls., 1996. Price $14.00. Contains a basin-by-basin assessment of Missouri's surface water resources. It discusses the effects of climate, geology and other factors on the hydrologic characteristics of major lakes, streams and rivers. It also assesses surface-water availability and development in the state.

WR-46. Groundwater Resources of Missouri (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume II) 11.35 MB , by Don E. Miller and James E. Vandike, 1995, Price $28.00. Presents information on the availability and natural quality of groundwater throughout the state. It focuses on Missouri's seven groundwater provinces and includes their geology, hydrogeology, areal extent, general water quality, and potential for contamination. Aquifer storage estimates are given for each aquifer and county. The report also reviews the different types of water-supply wells in use and how water well construction techniques vary between areas and aquifers.

WR-47. Missouri Water Quality Assessment (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume III) 4.07 MB , by Cynthia M. Brookshire, 172 p., 53 figs., 57 tbls., 1997. Price $24.00. Focuses on the current quality of Missouri surface water and groundwater. The volume looks at chemical, bacteriological and radiological water-quality, and natural and man-induced water-quality changes.

WR-48. Water Use of Missouri (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume IV) 14.11 MB , by Charles DuCharme and Todd Miller, 150 p., 36 figs., 14 tbls., 11 app., 1996. Price $24.00. Describes how Missouri is presently using its surface-water and groundwater resources. The report covers private and public water supplies, industrial and agricultural water uses, and water use for electrical power production, navigation, recreation, fish and wildlife.

WR-49. Hydrologic Extremes in Missouri: Flood and Drought (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume V) 19.64 MB , by John Drew and Sherry Chen, 104 p., 53 figs., 13 tbls., 2 app., 1997. Price $18.00. Provides basic information about flood and drought specific to Missouri. A historical perspective is given as well as information that can be used in planning for hydrologic extremes. It also describes concepts and defines terminology helpful in understanding flood and drought.

WR-50. Water Resource Sharing—The Realities of Interstate Rivers (Missouri State Water Plan Series - Volume VI) 4.87 MB , by Jerry D. Vineyard, 78 p., 44 figs., 4 tbls., 1997. Price $22.00. Presents Missouri's views concerning interstate rivers. Missouri can be greatly affected by activities and water policy in the upper basin states of the Missouri and Mississippi river basins. Missouri policy can also affect downstream states on the Mississippi, Arkansas and White rivers. Many serious issues affecting these rivers have less to do with their physical characteristics than with political, economic and social trends.

WR-51. Missouri Water Law (Missouri State Water Plan Series -Volume VII) 6.58 MB , by Charles R. Hays, Richard M. Gaffney and William J. Bryan. Price $33.00. Provides an overview of the laws that affect the protection and use of Missouri's water resources. It supplies reference information about existing doctrines, statues and case law.

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Water Law

WR-51. Missouri Water Law (Missouri State Water Plan Series -Volume VII) 6.58 MB , by Charles R. Hays, Richard M. Gaffney and William J. Bryan. Price $33.00. Provides an overview of the laws that affect the protection and use of Missouri's water resources. It supplies reference information about existing doctrines, statues and case law.

WR-52. Missouri Water Resources Law Annual Report—1996 0.13 MB , 30 p. No Charge.

WR-56. Missouri Water Resources Law Annual Report—1997 , 36 p. No Charge.

WR-58.  Missouri Water Resources Law Annual Report—1998 9.44 MB, 40 p. No Charge.

WR-65.  Missouri Water Resources Law Annual Report-1999 33.34 MB ,  52 p.  No Charge.

WR-66.  Missouri Water Resources Law Annual Report- 2000 29.79 MB ,  61 p.  No Charge.

WR-67.  Missouri Water Resources Law Annual Report-2001 32.75 MB , 69 p. No Charge.

WR-71. Missouri Water Resources Law Annual Report -- 2002 1.65 MB , 75 p. No Charge.

WR-73. Missouri Water Resources Law Annual Report -- 2004 0.75 MB , 6 p. No Charge.

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