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ScottC June 17th, 2002 07:24 AM

OT - West coast help
 
I flew back from a trip to LA yesterday and noticed that there were a lot of farms that had their crops laid out in circles. What is the reason for this? My best guess is that it has to do with irrigation.

Thanks in advance,
ScottC

cherie June 17th, 2002 07:55 AM

Re: OT - West coast help
 
You are right. The pivot in the middle is usually a pump attached to a well bringing the water up, then another motor boosts the water through the pipes. It was designed for those fields which were not level enough for flood irrigation (laterals, tubes, etc.) but not too much grade, so the wheels couldn't pull themselves up a slight incline. Beautiful, weren't they? Did you also fly over the fires in Colorado? In their own way , they are beautiful. But so awful. We are 30 miles away, and there is soot in all the windowsills, think how bad it must be closer. And so uneccessary. People, be careful.

Harry Martin June 17th, 2002 09:37 AM

Re: OT - West coast help
 
Oh, that's just how we signal the aliens.

:-)

Harry

April June 17th, 2002 10:32 AM

Re: OT - West coast help
 
Maybe the farmers are the alies---- now a days you never know
April---- San Jose CA

Donna June 17th, 2002 06:05 PM

Re: OT - West coast help
 
Thanks everyone,
I too always wondered about the circles, just was afraid to ask :-)


UConn1 June 17th, 2002 06:21 PM

Re: OT - West coast help
 
It's me - I have to confess, I am responsible for all the crop circles in the world.

Please don't tell anyone...

Jodi



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