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Old 03-06-2014, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is going on at the Stillwater res. ?

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Old 03-06-2014, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They're lyming the res. or whatever they call it. It's common.
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They're lyming the res. or whatever they call it. It's common.
Yup, They are taking lyme out of stillwater and transporting it to another lake via the helicopter. Last year it was Lyon Lake but idk bout this year. They use the lyme from stillwater to lower the acidity in whatever other lake they are bringing it to, to help grow the fish population in that lake.
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I came here to ask the same question. I got my answer. I was checking out all the pallets last week and wondered what they were for. I thought it was concrete for a new ramp or something.
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Yup, They are taking lyme out of stillwater and transporting it to another lake via the helicopter. Last year it was Lyon Lake but idk bout this year. They use the lyme from stillwater to lower the acidity in whatever other lake they are bringing it to, to help grow the fish population in that lake.
You have it backwards. They are dumping lime (in a powder form) on top of the ice. When the ice melts, the lime is mixed into the lake water to reverse the damages done by acid rain.
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You have it backwards. They are dumping lime (in a powder form) on top of the ice. When the ice melts, the lime is mixed into the lake water to reverse the damages done by acid rain.
I just did a quick read of an old article i found, but your right they arent doing anything to stillwater they just use it as a "staging area"

DEC to Use Helicopter for Transporting Lime to Remote Adirondack Lake

I guess technically I was close to right because technically they are taking lime from stillwater and bringing it to other lakes. haha

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Hopefully none of that lime gets loose anywhere that sleds are operating... Highly corrosive to metal.
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Hopefully none of that lime gets loose anywhere that sleds are operating... Highly corrosive to metal.
That is why it is important to wash your sled throughout the season and wd-40 the suspension componets .
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And you are absolutely correct on needing to wash and hit your sled with some wd40 but the problem lies in the fact that you don't get all of the salt and in this reference the lime out of everywhere that it found its way into. Also it impregnates the metal making it sometimes impossible to stop the corrosion.
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