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    Just been on a trip round the world, sadly on Google Earth rather than the real thing, but fascinating all the same. I came across this area in Canada and wondered if anyone knows what's going on with all the circles? some sort of mining? Can't seem to get a pic so will have to follow the linky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsmith View Post
    Just been on a trip round the world, sadly on Google Earth rather than the real thing, but fascinating all the same. I came across this area in Canada and wondered if anyone knows what's going on with all the circles? some sort of mining? Can't seem to get a pic so will have to follow the linky.
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    Probably irrigation - I know for a fact that that's what this is.

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    Centre pivot irrigation. It does look pretty strange though.
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    It's the corn growing centre of Canada, high levels of sunshine but semi-arid climate hence the large scale irrigation. Isn't google useful.

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    Thanks folks, we live and learn. Ive just measured them and they are each exactly half a mile across, except for the big ones that are 1 mile across. It would be interesting to know how it all works, who divided it all up so formally, was it the state, or just very organised locals.
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    If you zoom in, you can get into Street View from the road and can see the irrigation pipes suspended between tripoddy things on wheels.
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    As said, irrigation, you see them a lot in North America. A nice wee how it's made

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