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What Are The Circles In This Photo?

Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:17 pm

Hi everyone. I came across this beautiful photo and was wondering; what are the circles on the ground below? Credits to the photographer btw.


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RE: What Are The Circles In This Photo?

Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:17 pm

Crop fields with irrigation machines that pivot on a central axis. These are quite a common sight over the midwestern U.S.

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RE: What Are The Circles In This Photo?

Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:28 am

Yes, they're full 360 and 180 degree irrigation pivots used to water crops. They are especially common in dry areas, obviously.
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RE: What Are The Circles In This Photo?

Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:40 am

In Canterbury New Zealand a lot of farms use these or they sometimes use long line irrigators.

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