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  Output data file is in following format:
loop through 344 regions
read istate,iregion, value
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 ST RG STATE           REGION
  1  1 Alabama         North Valley                   
  1  2 Alabama         Appalacian Mountain            
  1  3 Alabama         Upper Plains                   
  1  4 Alabama         Eastern Valley                 
  1  5 Alabama         Piedmont Plateau               
  1  6 Alabama         Prairie                        
  1  7 Alabama         Coastal Plain                  
  1  8 Alabama         Gulf                           
  2  1 Arizona         Northwest                      
  2  2 Arizona         Northeast                      
  2  3 Arizona         North Central                  
  2  4 Arizona         East Central                   
  2  5 Arizona         Southwest                      
  2  6 Arizona         South Central                  
  2  7 Arizona         Southeast                      
  3  1 Arkansas        Northwest                      
  3  2 Arkansas        North Central                  
  3  3 Arkansas        Northeast                      
  3  4 Arkansas        West Central                   
  3  5 Arkansas        Central                        
  3  6 Arkansas        East Central                   
  3  7 Arkansas        Southwest                      
  3  8 Arkansas        South Central                  
  3  9 Arkansas        Southeast                      
  4  1 California      North Coast Drainage           
  4  2 California      Sacramento Drainage            
  4  3 California      Northeast Interior Basins      
  4  4 California      Central Coast Drainage         
  4  5 California      San Jaoquin Drainage           
  4  6 California      South Coast Drainage           
  4  7 California      Southeast Desert Basin         
  5  1 Colorado        Arkansas Drainage              
  5  2 Colorado        Colorado Drainage              
  5  3 Colorado        Kansas Drainage                
  5  4 Colorado        Platte Drainage                
  5  5 Colorado        Rio Grande Drainage            
  6  1 Connecticut     Northwest                      
  6  2 Connecticut     Central                        
  6  3 Connecticut     Coastal                        
  7  1 Delaware        Northern                       
  7  2 Delaware        Southern                       
  8  1 Florida         Northwest                      
  8  2 Florida         North                          
  8  3 Florida         North Central                  
  8  4 Florida         South Central                  
  8  5 Florida         Everglades and Southwest Coast 
  8  6 Florida         Lower East Coast               
  8  7 Florida         Keys                           
  9  1 Georgia         Northwest                      
  9  2 Georgia         North Central                  
  9  3 Georgia         Northeast                      
  9  4 Georgia         West Central                   
  9  5 Georgia         Central                        
  9  6 Georgia         East Central                   
  9  7 Georgia         Southwest                      
  9  8 Georgia         South Central                  
  9  9 Georgia         Southeast                      
 10  1 Idaho           Panhandle                      
 10  2 Idaho           North Central Prairies         
 10  3 Idaho           North Central Canyons          
 10  4 Idaho           Central Mountains              
 10  5 Idaho           Southwestern Valleys           
 10  6 Idaho           Southwestern Highlands         
 10  7 Idaho           Central Plains                 
 10  8 Idaho           Northeastern Valleys           
 10  9 Idaho           Upper Snake River Plains       
 10 10 Idaho           Eastern Highlands              
 11  1 Illinois        Northwest                      
 11  2 Illinois        Northeast                      
 11  3 Illinois        West                           
 11  4 Illinois        Central                        
 11  5 Illinois        East                           
 11  6 Illinois        West Southwest                 
 11  7 Illinois        East Southeast                 
 11  8 Illinois        Southwest                      
 11  9 Illinois        Southeast                      
 12  1 Indiana         Northwest                      
 12  2 Indiana         North Central                  
 12  3 Indiana         Northeast                      
 12  4 Indiana         West Central                   
 12  5 Indiana         Central                        
 12  6 Indiana         East Central                   
 12  7 Indiana         Southwest                      
 12  8 Indiana         South Central                  
 12  9 Indiana         Southeast                      
 13  1 Iowa            Northwest                      
 13  2 Iowa            North Central                  
 13  3 Iowa            Northeast                      
 13  4 Iowa            West Central                   
 13  5 Iowa            Central                        
 13  6 Iowa            East Central                   
 13  7 Iowa            Southwest                      
 13  8 Iowa            South Central                  
 13  9 Iowa            Southeast                      
 14  1 Kansas          Northwest                      
 14  2 Kansas          North Central                  
 14  3 Kansas          Northeast                      
 14  4 Kansas          West Central                   
 14  5 Kansas          Central                        
 14  6 Kansas          East Central                   
 14  7 Kansas          Southwest                      
 14  8 Kansas          South Central                  
 14  9 Kansas          Southeast                      
 15  1 Kentucky        Western                        
 15  2 Kentucky        Central                        
 15  3 Kentucky        Blue Grass                     
 15  4 Kentucky        Eastern                        
 16  1 Louisiana       Northwest                      
 16  2 Louisiana       North Central                  
 16  3 Louisiana       Northeast                      
 16  4 Louisiana       West Central                   
 16  5 Louisiana       Central                        
 16  6 Louisiana       East Central                   
 16  7 Louisiana       Southwest                      
 16  8 Louisiana       South Central                  
 16  9 Louisiana       Southeast                      
 17  1 Maine           North                          
 17  2 Maine           South Interior                 
 17  3 Maine           Coastal                        
 18  1 Maryland        Southeastern Shore             
 18  2 Maryland        Central Eastern Shore          
 18  3 Maryland        Lower Southern                 
 18  4 Maryland        Upper Southern                 
 18  5 Maryland        Northeastern Shore             
 18  6 Maryland        North Central                  
 18  7 Maryland        Appalacian Mountains           
 18  8 Maryland        Alleghney Plateau              
 19  1 Massasachusetts West                           
 19  2 Massasachusetts Central                        
 19  3 Massasachusetts Coastal                        
 20  1 Michigan        West Upper                     
 20  2 Michigan        East Upper                     
 20  3 Michigan        Northwest Lower                
 20  4 Michigan        Northeast Lower                
 20  5 Michigan        West Central Lower             
 20  6 Michigan        Central Lower                  
 20  7 Michigan        East Central Lower             
 20  8 Michigan        Southwest Lower                
 20  9 Michigan        South Central Lower            
 20 10 Michigan        Southeast Lower                
 21  1 Minnesota       Northwest                      
 21  2 Minnesota       North Central                  
 21  3 Minnesota       Northeast                      
 21  4 Minnesota       West Central                   
 21  5 Minnesota       Central                        
 21  6 Minnesota       East Central                   
 21  7 Minnesota       Southwest                      
 21  8 Minnesota       South Central                  
 21  9 Minnesota       Southeast                      
 22  1 Mississippi     Upper Delata                   
 22  2 Mississippi     North Central                  
 22  3 Mississippi     Northeast                      
 22  4 Mississippi     Lower Delta                    
 22  5 Mississippi     Central                        
 22  6 Mississippi     East Central                   
 22  7 Mississippi     Southwest                      
 22  8 Mississippi     South Central                  
 22  9 Mississippi     Southeast                      
 22 10 Mississippi     Coastal                        
 23  1 Missouri        Northwest Prairie              
 23  2 Missouri        Northeast Prairie              
 23  3 Missouri        West Central Plains            
 23  4 Missouri        West Ozarks                    
 23  5 Missouri        East Ozarks                    
 23  6 Missouri        Bootheel                       
 24  1 Montana         Western                        
 24  2 Montana         Southwestern                   
 24  3 Montana         North Central                  
 24  4 Montana         Central                        
 24  5 Montana         South Central                  
 24  6 Montana         Northeastern                   
 24  7 Montana         Southeastern                   
 25  1 Nebraska        Panhandle                      
 25  2 Nebraska        North Central                  
 25  3 Nebraska        Northeast                      
 25  5 Nebraska        Central                        
 25  6 Nebraska        East Central                   
 25  7 Nebraska        Southwest                      
 25  8 Nebraska        South Central                  
 25  9 Nebraska        Southeast                      
 26  1 Nevada          Northwestern                   
 26  2 Nevada          Northeastern                   
 26  3 Nevada          South Central                  
 26  4 Nevada          Extreme Southern               
 27  1 New Hampshire   North                          
 27  2 New Hampshire   South                          
 28  1 New Jersey      Northern                       
 28  2 New Jersey      Southern                       
 28  3 New Jersey      Coastal                        
 29  1 New Mexico      Northwestern Plateau           
 29  2 New Mexico      Northern Mountains             
 29  3 New Mexico      Northeastern Plains            
 29  4 New Mexico      Southwestern Mountains         
 29  5 New Mexico      Central Valley                 
 29  6 New Mexico      Central Highlands              
 29  7 New Mexico      Southeastern Plains            
 29  8 New Mexico      Southern Desert                
 30  1 New York        Western Plateau                
 30  2 New York        Eastern Plateau                
 30  3 New York        Northern Plateau               
 30  4 New York        Coastal                        
 30  5 New York        Hudson Valley                  
 30  6 New York        Mohawk Valley                  
 30  7 New York        Champlain Valley               
 30  8 New York        St. Lawrence Valley            
 30  9 New York        Great Lakes                    
 30 10 New York        Central Lakes                  
 31  1 North Carolina  Southern Mountains             
 31  2 North Carolina  Northern Mountains             
 31  3 North Carolina  Northern Piedmont              
 31  4 North Carolina  Central Piedmont               
 31  5 North Carolina  Southern Piedmont              
 31  6 North Carolina  Southern Coastal Plain         
 31  7 North Carolina  Central Coastal Plain          
 31  8 North Carolina  Northern Coastal Plain         
 32  1 North Dakota    Northwest                      
 32  2 North Dakota    North Central                  
 32  3 North Dakota    Northeast                      
 32  4 North Dakota    West Central                   
 32  5 North Dakota    Central                        
 32  6 North Dakota    East Central                   
 32  7 North Dakota    Southwest                      
 32  8 North Dakota    South Central                  
 32  9 North Dakota    Southeast                      
 33  1 Ohio            Northwest                      
 33  2 Ohio            North Central                  
 33  3 Ohio            Northeast                      
 33  4 Ohio            West Central                   
 33  5 Ohio            Central                        
 33  6 Ohio            Central Hills                  
 33  7 Ohio            Northeast Hills                
 33  8 Ohio            Southwest                      
 33  9 Ohio            South Central                  
 33 10 Ohio            Southeast                      
 34  1 Oklahoma        Panhandle                      
 34  2 Oklahoma        North Central                  
 34  3 Oklahoma        Northeast                      
 34  4 Oklahoma        West Central                   
 34  5 Oklahoma        Central                        
 34  6 Oklahoma        East Central                   
 34  7 Oklahoma        Southwest                      
 34  8 Oklahoma        South Central                  
 34  9 Oklahoma        Southeast                      
 35  1 Oregon          Coastal Area                   
 35  2 Oregon          Willamette Valley              
 35  3 Oregon          Southwestern Valleys           
 35  4 Oregon          Northernern Cascades           
 35  5 Oregon          High Plateau                   
 35  6 Oregon          North Central                  
 35  7 Oregon          South Central                  
 35  8 Oregon          Northeast                      
 35  9 Oregon          Southeast                      
 36  1 Pennsylvania    Pocono Mountains               
 36  2 Pennsylvania    East Central Mountains         
 36  3 Pennsylvania    Southeastern Piedmont          
 36  4 Pennsylvania    Lower Susquehanna              
 36  5 Pennsylvania    Middle Susquehanna             
 36  6 Pennsylvania    Upper Susquehanna              
 36  7 Pennsylvania    Central Mountains              
 36  8 Pennsylvania    South Central Mountains        
 36  9 Pennsylvania    Southwest Plateau              
 36 10 Pennsylvania    Northwest Plateau              
 37  1 Rhode Island    Rhode Island                   
 38  1 South Caroilna  Mountain                       
 38  2 South Carolina  Northwest                      
 38  3 South Carolina  North Central                  
 38  4 South Carolina  Northeast                      
 38  5 South Carolina  West Central                   
 38  6 South Carolina  Central                        
 38  7 South Carolina  Southern                       
 39  1 South Dakota    Northwest                      
 39  2 South Dakota    North Central                  
 39  3 South Dakota    Northeast                      
 39  4 South Dakota    Black Hills                    
 39  5 South Dakota    Southwest                      
 39  6 South Dakota    Central                        
 39  7 South Dakota    East Central                   
 39  8 South Dakota    South Central                  
 39  9 South Dakota    Southeast                      
 40  1 Tennessee       Eastern                        
 40  2 Tennessee       Cumberland Plateau             
 40  3 Tennessee       Middle                         
 40  4 Tennessee       Western                        
 41  1 Texas           High Plains                    
 41  2 Texas           Low Rolling Plains             
 41  3 Texas           North Central                  
 41  4 Texas           East Texas                     
 41  5 Texas           Trans Pecos                    
 41  6 Texas           Edwards Plateau                
 41  7 Texas           South Central                  
 41  8 Texas           Upper Coast                    
 41  9 Texas           South                          
 41 10 Texas           Lower Valley                   
 42  1 Utah            Western                        
 42  2 Utah            Dixie                          
 42  3 Utah            North Central                  
 42  4 Utah            South Central                  
 42  5 Utah            Northern Mountains             
 42  6 Utah            Uinta Basin                    
 42  7 Utah            Southeast                      
 43  1 Vermont         Northeastern                   
 43  2 Vermont         Western                        
 43  3 Vermont         Southeastern                   
 44  1 Virginia        Tidewater                      
 44  2 Virginia        Eastern Piedmont               
 44  3 Virginia        Western Piedmont               
 44  4 Virginia        Northern                       
 44  5 Virginia        Central Mountain               
 44  6 Virginia        Southwestern Mountain          
 45  1 Washington      West Olympic Coast             
 45  2 Washington      North East Olympic San Juan    
 45  3 Washington      Puget Sound Lowlands           
 45  4 Washington      East Olympic Cascade Foothills 
 45  5 Washington      Cascade Mountains West         
 45  6 Washington      East Slope Cascades            
 45  7 Washington      Okanogan Big Bend              
 45  8 Washington      Central Basin                  
 45  9 Washington      Northeastern                   
 45 10 Washington      Plouse Blue Mountains          
 46  1 West Virginia   Northwestern                   
 46  2 West Virginia   North Central                  
 46  3 West Virginia   Southwestern                   
 46  4 West Virginia   Central                        
 46  5 West Virginia   Southern                       
 46  6 West Virginia   Northeastern                   
 47  1 Wisconsin       Northwest                      
 47  2 Wisconsin       North Central                  
 47  3 Wisconsin       Northeast                      
 47  4 Wisconsin       West Central                   
 47  5 Wisconsin       Central                        
 47  6 Wisconsin       East Central                   
 47  7 Wisconsin       Southwest                      
 47  8 Wisconsin       South Central                  
 47  9 Wisconsin       Southeast                      
 48  1 Wyoming         Yellowstone Drainage      
 48  2 Wyoming         Snake Drainage                 
 48  3 Wyoming         Green and Bear Drainage        
 48  4 Wyoming         Big Horn                       
 48  5 Wyoming         Unknown                        
 48  6 Wyoming         Belle Fourche Drainage         
 48  7 Wyoming         Cheyenne Niobrara Drainage     
 48  8 Wyoming         Lower Platte                   
 48  9 Wyoming         Wind River                     
 48 10 Wyoming         Upper Platte