Rising water in mine pit leads to growing concern in Bovey

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It's a problem that's only getting deeper. The water level in a nearly 5-mile-long chain of abandoned mine pits on the western Iron Range continues to rise, even as the debate persists over how to drain some of ...

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JTP

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Who else can see a bank slipping in and a non controlled drain start to happen?
mike

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where is the mining company? they dug the hole right?
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bottle it...
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To Mike...The Caneisto pit is actually a series of pits that had different operators at different times. The mine pits were dug over 30 years ago with some of it over 70 years ago. The companies are no longer in business and this was done before the bonds for reclamation of a closure were required.
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Jul 7, 2008
 
That's a mighty deep lake.

“Vote Conservative”

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Jul 7, 2008
 
It's time to dig a creek or river to another lake downhill.
Get a Grip

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now that's what u call a courtesy flush!

when considering the population in Bovey a nice flush might clear up the smell. But in their case we're probabaly going to need a big plunger.
The Coleraine Kid

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Jul 12, 2008
 
There's going to be some very valuable property on the shores of lake Bovey in a couple years.
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Aug 12, 2008
 
I heard they are going to put hops and barley in the pit. If it turns to beer, the residents of Bovey will drink it dry.....
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I noticed there are some very astute comments coming from outside of Bovey. Anything that's flushed from the north is going to end up in the Twin Cities.
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Oct 16, 2009
 
It is more than a year since these posts and still nothing has happened to lower the water level of the Canisteo Pit. The water level is 1314.6 and the rim is 1324. Some people believe the angle of repose will occur at 1315 and will stabilize at that level. MN has provided $3.5 million to de-water the pit yet nothing has happened because the DNR and the WMMPB can not agree on "a plan" that will be within the budget.
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Apr 4, 2010
 
Fix it and save my town plz
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Apr 9, 2010
 
Bovey man wrote:
Fix it and save my town plz
Sorry; No time or money, we have bilionaires to bail out, and unneccesary wars to fight.

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Apr 10, 2010
 
They go round and round, but I thought the plan was to divert the excess through Trout Lake in Coleraine and out the prairie river.
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Apr 11, 2010
 
40for60 wrote:
They go round and round, but I thought the plan was to divert the excess through Trout Lake in Coleraine and out the prairie river.
Unfortunatly, I think politics will prevent anything reasonable happining and when the wall breaks, it will go this way anyway. I just wish it would take some of the snobs on the hill in Coleraine with it.
Coleraine native

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Apr 17, 2010
 
They used to use Trout Lake in Coleraine as a drain lake the problem is that they don't seee any reason to keep draining it because it will keep rising. The towns of coleraine and bovey wwill end up being a big lake and the will have to spend more money to reroute hwy 169 again
Bovey man

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Oct 21, 2010
 
About 5 feet from train tracks now go check it out sweet view

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Will anyone really miss Bovey anyways?

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Oct 22, 2010
 
WarbirdFan wrote:
Will anyone really miss Bovey anyways?
The modern day Atlantis, only we will know where Bovey once stood, lol.
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May 7, 2011
 
I grew up in bovey. Best childhood memories ever. I really hope the corupt government and state officials and mn dnr finally do something. The longer they wait the worse its going to get. I'm sure it'll be mighty pretty when it does flood out most of bovey.

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