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What are these things in the desert near Fallon, Nevada?

Travel Asked by Aravind Suresh on September 25, 2020

I was playing with Google Earth and was looking for Fallon Range Training Complex after I read this question. So I typed “Fallon” and I dragged the cursor all along and spotted some really curious things.

Well, it was a number of circles that dangerously resembled radars. One of them had a click next to it and it said “Battle Mountain, NV, USA”. I Googled that and learned that it was a gold-mining center in Nevada that is no longer a municipality. But that doesn’t answer what these huge circles are.

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Any guesses what this is?

One Answer

It is a specific form of irrigation know as Center Pivot Irrigation

Fairly simply explained on Wikipedia

Center-pivot irrigation (sometimes called central pivot irrigation), also called waterwheel and circle irrigation, is a method of crop irrigation in which equipment rotates around a pivot and crops are watered with sprinklers. A circular area centered on the pivot is irrigated, often creating a circular pattern in crops when viewed from above (sometimes referred to as crop circles). Most center pivots were initially water-powered, and today most are propelled by electric motors.

No crazy alien landings here!

Correct answer by Seanland on September 25, 2020

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