The amount of rainfall we’ve experienced from early spring until now has been phenomenal. Sure, we love to have our reservoirs full and the grass loves it, but last night’s brief – but severe – storm, capped off a week of copious rainfall. We’ve never (if memory serves) seen so much standing water on our golf course, which typically drains quite well.
Above is a picture of our 2nd fairway, looking towards the green. The creek in the foreground, and the pond on the right, couldn’t deal with the amount of water that appeared all at once. A few other areas on the course are similarly affected. The water has nowhere to go.
But let’s keep it in perspective: it’s not nearly as bad as Quebec and Manitoba a few weeks ago. And it’s draining slowly but surely, so things should be OK by the end of the morning. Maybe.