|Written by Jerry Richard|
|Tuesday, 24 July 2012 14:32|
I am hearing all sorts of horror stories in my circles about dry conditions, wavering irrigation systems and lack of water. We are hanging in but there is still a lot of summer left. Our 3 water sources are really down to 2 as Mud Creek is barely available to us with the low-water restrictions. On Sunday evening we received a very helpful .3 inches which did allow us to turn off the system for a night and recharge the pond. During the drought we have been able to isolate several dozen irrigation glitches in the software, field stations and in the sprinklers themselves. Most of these would not have been detected under different conditions and so we can take some good away from this. As always, I don't live for the day, I worry about the future and what this will mean down the road for our club.
...the intake for pumping Mud Creek, we adjust the flow based on what the Upper Thames Conservation Authority records is the level of the river water...