Monday, December 14, 2015

Irrigation/Bunker Repair on #9

110 psi leaking out from mainline caused massive geyser
This area was flooded for several days after water was shut off

Last week, right of #9 fairway, a fitting on the irrigation system broke causing a very large leak.  As you can see from the picture above, it caused a geyser about 100' tall.  Once this section of the system was isolated, water continued to bubble and roll out of hole for most of the day.  The entire middle portion of the fairway flooded as the water made it's way to the drain on the left side of the fairway.  The force of the leak blasted enough soil, out of the ground, to fill a pickup truck bed.  This soil came out of the ground and went right into the bunker.  Once the water receded, it was clear that in order to clean the silt out of the bunker, all the sand would need to be removed.  On Thursday of last week, all the sand was hauled away and on Friday 15 tons of new sand was added.

Silt contamination from leak
New sand added and raked smooth

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