Shortly after 10:30 am the "firehose" of rain had shifted slightly to our southwest bringing an end to the rainfall for now, so I quickly trekked onto the course to assess the situation. I found 2.65 inches rain in the gauges, two small trees uprooted (not in play), minor debris (sticks, leaves, and pine needles) scattered about by the cold, gusty winds, and standing water as the course slowly drains down from this event.Course Is Closed @CGC1929! Looks like #MotherNature finally decided to fill up the lake. #firehose #cltwx @wxbrad pic.twitter.com/asBtdqsHLC— Matthew Wharton (@CGCGreenkeeper) October 3, 2015
|2.65 Inches Rain!|
|Dead Tree Right of 11 Cart Path|
|Small Willow Right of 16 Cart Path|
|Scattered Sticks and Leaves|
|Creek Fronting 16 Green|
This next video is water flowing from the middle pond fronting number 18 through the overflow into the irrigation pond:
As for the irrigation pond, I captured several photos on Thursday in advance of this forecasted rain event. I will wait to post those along with new photos depicting the before and after once this rain event is over in the next day or two. The good news is the lake has already risen approximately two to three feet and will continue to rise for quite some time.
2/2 Irrigation lake level on the rise @CGC1929. Currently up 2-3 feet w/ continuing steady flow as course drains. pic.twitter.com/Yo2zZcBDcc— Matthew Wharton (@CGCGreenkeeper) October 3, 2015
Looks like a good day to put your feet up and cheer for your favorite football team. Stay tuned to Twitter, the CGC App, and The Greenkeeper for more updates as this system continues to impact our region.
Stay safe and stay dry,
Matthew Wharton, CGCS