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Help Me I.D. This Strange Runway/Area In Ohio  
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Posted (4 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3115 times:
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About 25 miles east of Cincinnati, OH is a park called East Fork Lake State Park.

In the park is a clearcut field in the shape of a rectangle that seems very out of place:



Toward the NE end of the field, there is an old paved access road that spans the field from east to west. The access road isn't strange in and of itself, but at either end, there are concrete pads that extend uphill for no particular reason.

East end:


West end:
http://i53.tinypic.com/2wmdg9e.jpg


Notice that the west end also has that strange runway/taxiway-like area. It looks like it has taxiway markings and hold-short lines.

Here's a link to a Bing map of the area.

Does anyone have any idea why this rectangular field was originally cleared? Or what that access road with the seemingly useless uphill pads is for? Or what the (apparently newer) runway/taxiway area is for?

Thanks in advance for any info.


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User currently offlineBoeing1970 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

When you zoom out, it also looks like this area was once under water. Could be the concrete angled thingy is just an abandoned boat ramp. There is new earthwork southeast of this area.

Outside of that it looks like a well done up remote control aircraft airfield.


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

That could be an emergency spillway.


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Thread starter):
Or what the (apparently newer) runway/taxiway area is for?

When I see something like that, it's generally for RC aircraft.

-Mir



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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 2):
That could be an emergency spillway.

I meant the large clearing, should have added that in the first place. The lake is named after William H. Harsha and a.k.a. East Fork Lake, which is the name appearing on Bing.



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3016 times:
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Quoting aloges (Reply 4):
Quoting aloges (Reply 2):
That could be an emergency spillway.

I meant the large clearing, should have added that in the first place. The lake is named after William H. Harsha and a.k.a. East Fork Lake, which is the name appearing on Bing.

That or it could be diversion channel used while the dam was built...



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6330 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
When I see something like that, it's generally for RC aircraft.

My thought exactly


User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
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Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 5):
That or it could be diversion channel used while the dam was built...

Definitely part of the Corps of Engineers operations area...

http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/whl/article.asp?id=197&MyCategory=251



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User currently offlinedragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

The large clearing is an emergency spillway. You'll notice near the top of the image that it channels the water towards the waterway that comes from the damn just to the east.

"An emergency spillway was cut through a ridge on the west side of the dam, "
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/Fish...ishingMap/tabid/19512/Default.aspx

Also...labeled as emergency spillway on this map:

http://www.gofishohio.com/lakemaps/lakeEastFork.jpg

Not sure about the concrete "pads" that go up on either side. My guess is that whole east-west concrete strip and those "pads" have to do with preventing erosion.



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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2926 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
When I see something like that, it's generally for RC aircraft.

It is indeed an R/C field. They are always marked with Xs so real planes don't try to land there.


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2771 times:
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Great stuff. Thanks for the help, everyone. Very much appreciated.   


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