Wednesday, March 2, 2022

 The long road back to normality started this morning and it was still pretty hard getting around as there was still huge amounts of water and it is extremely slippery. First priority after a flood like this is the greens and all greens were cleared by lunchtime. On the River course greens 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, and 15 were completely submerged and greens 2, 3, 10, 11, and 17 were up to half submerged. The West course only had a small amount on 3, 4, 12, 13, 14 and 16 with 15 fully submerged.  Both practice greens were also fully under and that was where we started the clean up.  The water had receded enough this morning for all greens to be high and dry.  Considering 1R and 15W greens are the only greens that normally get some flood water on them just demonstrates the enormity of this flood.

The 1030 high tide was a concern and I expected to virtually re-flood but not that much came in although 1R green did go back under again at the front. A lot of water has got off the property today but there is still a lot of water out there and as I mentioned it is extremely slippery.  Then there is the BoM warning of abnormally high tides and a shocking rain forecast for the next few days so we are a long way from being out of the woods just yet.

Some more photos below and as I mentioned it is a dirty flood with a lot of silt settling on greens and fairways. The other area that I don't really want to think about right now is the bunkers. A large number of them are still full of water and have been contaminated with the fine silt which blocks the drainage. They will be the last thing that we will get to. 

First off the forecast;

It can't be right surely?

18W tee has re-appeared.

The layer of thick silt on the Chipping green.

Still lots of water @ low tide.

1R fairway @ low tide Wednesday afternoon.

Entry road @ high tide this morning.

1R green @ high tide after already being cleaned off.


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