Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Heritage water crisis

We officially reached our 'no more pumping level' while trying to irrigate the Heritage course Sunday night. The Heritage irrigation pond level was around 110" this spring and is now below 60".
The pond level is now so low the pumps will not come on until it rises, which means we need rain BAD and lots of it to fill up our pond. It has been 2.5 months since we have recieved a rainfall that creates enough runoff to fill the retention area. Isolated showers this time of year always seem to miss us.
The Orianna retention area (our lower pond) is only providing us with about 60,000 gallon a day, not even enough to run a full green and tee program.

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