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minneman

Strange pipe thing at some accesses

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JP, or others in the know, any idea what the large pvc pipes coming out of the grond at big and little Cormorant accesses would be for? the one on big is fairly close to the water while the one at lil is quite a ways from the water. they went in last week. there is an elbow at the top and some metal device attached. I only observed these while driving by... didnt actualy check them over up close...weird...

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DEADhead

was it an aerator? I don't recall seeing notice posted in the paper. This sounds like another Cormorant Sportsmans Club operation.

I don't know what those pipes are for. call my work 218 847 1579 and ask for Dave Friedl (Area Mgr) If he's not in, ask for Gary Huberty or Dave Barsness. One of them should know what's going on, or at the least get the ball rolling to get it checked out.

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Dahitman44

Somone in Hawley-Wood mentioned that as well. Let me know what you find out.

Thanks

Hitman

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efgh

In the rural areas the local fire dept. install water withdrawal pipes to get water from the lake to fight rural fires when the fire is too far from town to haul water. They hook there water tanker up to the pipe and pump their tanker full and head back to the fire. One lake I can think of that has one is Hunts lake by Fairbo, mn. wink.gif

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Black_Bay

efgh is right. They're called dry hydrants since water doesn't come shooting out when they're opened.

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DEADhead

the dry hydrant thing makes sense. I just wonder why they are finally noticed now. You'd think the'd have installed them in previous years?

Since I brought up the subject of aerators, the DNR just released a press release this afternoon regarding safety on aerated lakes. The lakes with aeration systems most likely in use this winter will be:

BECKER: Big Cormorant, Bijou, Little Cormorant, Melissa, Wolf.

OTTER TAIL: Adley, Big McDonald, Big Pine, Fish [Parkers Prairie], Fish [Pelican Rapids], Lida, Little McDonald, Lizzie, Marion, Pelican, Perch, Pete, Samson, Tamarac.

CLAY: Blue Eagle, Lake Fifteen

I'll put the press release in a new post.

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minneman

I guess I could see the need and kind of makes sence, but since they went in so recently, and there isnt any real noticible covered trench toward the lakes I may disagree... the one at little corm is 30+' from the waters edge and i'd imagine they would have to be down 6'+ to stay below the frost line.

Id like to think that the FD would have an auger on board when putting out fires here in the rural lakes area!

Ill go down and take a good look when its light out.

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Dahitman44

Dead --

Thanks for the update.

Are they going to do any other lakes? Maybe add a few later?

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ScottND

Are they blocking access to the ramps so I can't get my boat in? crazy.gifcrazy.gif

We're going to be soft water fishing 'til Febuary ya know! (Hehehe) grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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minneman

Yep they're hydrants.

Got out there yesterday, had to break ice to get out to open water, fishing was fair to slow.

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