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Re: Salt report

To: "Daniel Wright" <>,
Subject: Re: Salt report
From: "Keith Turk" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 10:34:41 -0500
Dan.... thanks for the encouraging words... sounds great... Tell Larry next
time you see him that there are a number of us out here that appreciate his
efforts.... Keith

> From: Daniel Wright <>
> To:
> Subject: Salt report
> Date: Monday, April 05, 1999 10:12 AM
> Hi
> At the USFRA monthly meeting last Thursday, Larry Volk the chairman of
> the Salt, Gave us an update on the pumping project.  He said that Riley's
> pumps had been running 24 hours a day since Nov. pumping hi concentration
> brine.  To their credit, Riley has been living up to their agreement. 
> year the project was troubled by many start-up  problems resulting in a
> of pump down time, and the pumping of very low salt concentration brine. 
> don't recall the exact figures that he gave, but he said that in November
> they pumped more hours and better quality brine than was pumped all year
> last year and they have been pumping steadily ever since.  According to
> calculations, over a million tons of Salt will have been deposited this
> year by the pumping.  He had just returned from an inspection of the
> project and had with him a surveyors post that he had removed from the
> brine at the end of the road, that was encrusted with salt several inches
> thick that gave us our first look at the quality of the salt being
> returned, and it sure looked good to me.  The installation of monitoring
> equiptment by the BLM has been very slow.  But it is nearly in place now
> and for next years pumping we will have data from a flow meter and a
> conductivity meter (indicates salt concentration) that will give us more
> accurate info on how much is pumped and what the salt content is.
> Currently there is only an hour meter to indicate pump run time.
> As for the outlook for Salt conditions this fall, there are currently
> several inches of water covering the Salt, which is normal for this time
> year.  Last year set state records for the amount of rainfall here, with
> lot of it coming in the summer months (it was an El Nino thing).  If our
> weather patterns are more nearly normal, I expect a quality racing
> in August and Sept.
> I will take a few notes during the salt report at the next monthly
> and will keep you updated.  We most always hear from someone that has
> out recently. 
> Dan
> "Its our Salt and we want it back"
> Dan
> Daniel Wright
> University of Utah
> Dept. of Human Genetics
> 20 S 2030 E
> Salt Lake City, UT 84112
> 801-585-7863
> Fax 801-585-7177

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