Monday, May 30, 2011

Flooded Course - but not for long....

Yesterday we received 1.25" of rain in a short period of time.  Normally this would not be such a big deal, but we had 2" last Sunday which saturated the soils and then an additional 1.7" on Wednesday/Thursday - for a total of almost 5" of rain in one week and 6.18" for the month of May.

Even though we had some flooding yesterday (Saturday) all of the major water is gone and traps are dry, however the soils are saturated and soft, wet areas remain.  These types of rains help us to determine what the next area in need of drainage is and later this summer we will address them.

#13 green - note cup dry, but bunker still draining.  This would have never been the case before installing drainage last fall.  #1, #3, #5, #8, #10 and #13 had extensive drainage added to these greens which has been very helpful.

#6 fairway after the rains-  water from Rt 59 overruns the drainage system and floods the fairway.  This usually goes down fairly quickly due to all the extensive drainage we have installed over the years.

#15 Fairway will also flooded, but after cleaning the drains quickly disappears.