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Offline kiwi belly tank

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Re: New float for smoothing the salt..
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2018, 11:00:55 AM »
The pumping is done by Intrepid (the mining company) at the appropriate time for them to remove as much salt as possible from Bonneville to their settling ponds. With the depletion continuing, how can anybody still think it is a restoration process? :dhorse:
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Re: New float for smoothing the salt..
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 10:37:30 AM »
The pumping is done by Intrepid (the mining company) at the appropriate time for them to remove as much salt as possible from Bonneville to their settling ponds. With the depletion continuing, how can anybody still think it is a restoration process? :dhorse:
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A lot of this has to do with the level of the water table. Lat year it was exceptionally high as indicated by the great salt lake in salt lake city. Its all one water table.
I think the float will be way better than the drag but there are even better options out there requiring way less hp and way less time consumption. The float is simple and should be tried by all means. I'm just saying that if it does not work, there are other options.
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Re: New float for smoothing the salt..
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 04:08:55 PM »
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Re: New float for smoothing the salt..
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2018, 05:43:13 PM »


  Someone suggested dragging chain link fence as they do for baseball diamonds.

  Chainlike first followed by steel float? Chain link could drag salt off hard spots and float could smooth.

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Re: New float for smoothing the salt..
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2018, 12:24:38 PM »
Its all about the timing from when Bonneville turns from the lake to the dry (sorta) racing surface.

You get high dry ridges with wet shallow valleys, From what I was told, last year the high ridges dried and late rain washed the lower wet back into the mud, washboard.
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Re: New float for smoothing the salt..
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2019, 06:15:38 PM »
Was the new float used last year? If so, it must have worked.


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Re: New float for smoothing the salt..
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2019, 12:04:48 AM »
The exceptionally smooth surface last year was due to the unusual spring weather conditions that "didn't" create the usual divots in the thin crust.
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Re: New float for smoothing the salt..
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2019, 09:48:18 PM »
Thanks Sid!!!


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