Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spring Flooding 4" of Rain, so far

Record breaking rainfall.  The course has begun to flood, which is understandable under the conditions.  At 7:45 AM on Thursday, April 18th we hit the 4.0" mark for rain in the last 24 hours.  If this rain fell on dry ground, it would not be so bad.  The forecast for today is 1-2 more inches of rain.  These last inches of rain will cause more flooding.
Honey Lake drains through the course.  Honey Lake's watershed extends back to Lake Zurich.  In about 24hrs the peak water flow will hit the creek on the golf course.  Until this occurs, the water on the course will not begin to drop.  This water then flows to Grassy Lake and the Fox River.  All this water goes though our 2 pumps on #15 - they are removing the water at 16,000 gallons per minute.

Taken at 7AM this morning.  Major flooding is occurring and I expect it to get worse, before it will get better. Several greens are under water.