Making Rainbows: Dry Weather Irrigation Creates Colorful Masterpieces

June 23, 2009


Dry weather has forced area farmers to turn to center pivot irrigation systems to save their crops. The overhead sprinkler systems can create rainbows that can sometimes been seen for hours . The wheeled towers with the sprinklers are advanced slowly in a circular pattern around a center pivot. A nearby well provides the water supply for each irrigation system.

For more photos of the irrigation rainbows, click here.

Pictured above : A rainbow formed beneath an irrigation system in a Walnut Hill field. Pictured below: The water paints a rainbow. photo, click to enlarge.



3 Responses to “Making Rainbows: Dry Weather Irrigation Creates Colorful Masterpieces”

  1. khm on June 24th, 2009 10:28 pm

    is’nt it amazing what beauties The Good Lord puts infront of us?!?!?!?!

  2. William on June 24th, 2009 12:10 am

    EMD – The field is not far from Ernest Ward.

  3. EMD on June 23rd, 2009 9:54 am

    Beautiful. I love rainbows too, William. Could you tell us the location of this field?It looks like one in my neighborhood.

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