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As daylight becomes scarce

That chocolate brown river is still running high after weeks of rain. Two weeks ago, the air was so warm that the Housatonic steamed, as it sometimes does in winter when the water is much warmer than the air. This time the fog rose when conditions were reversed. Hip-booted anglers looked like wraiths out in the stream; but the water is turbid with runoff again and no good for fishing until it clears.

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