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The superintendent of the golf course I belong to in Thompson sent out an email this evening saying that the rain guage at the course had recorded 7.43" in it since Sunday morning, and that with the inflow rate into the big pond (about 25 acres of surface area) on property that we draw our irrigation water from that it will end up coming up about a foot by the time the inflow rates from the feeder streams into it level back off. A LOT of water has fallen over NE CT and Northern RI lately, but it is a narrow band as at my parents condo down just South of the URI campus, my Mom said when I talked with her tonight that she had less than 2" of rain in a bowl that was out on a table on their back deckWe're just over the border from you.
Putnam had 6-7" while the town next door Gloucester RI has 12"+ so far
Only about 2" down in that part of RI out of this one. Just enough to probably put enough water back into the pool at the base of their waterslides that recently closed for the season that they'll probably have to pump more water out of it!Yawgoo snowmaking pond is ready!
In the Mad River Valley the river is just a trickle. Not enough flow to fill the snowmaking pond. The storm yesterday and today only put down about 1/2" I would say. If it does not start raining soon, we may have a delay in opening. The start of snowmaking season is just 8 week away.
This is what I'm worried about. Dry for the foreseeable future, too. An inch or two of rain in 48 hours isn't going to do anything to help river flows.
I read about parts of CT,MA, and RI getting 5+ inches of rain. That is crazy!!!!
Most of SoCal is expected to get a bunch of rain from remnants of a hurricane later this week
How is the Sugarbush pond looking?
I want to say they can't withdraw water when the flow rate of the river is below some median value for some specific mid-winter time point (maybe some February median flow rate?). If that's the case, looks like the median flow rate for most of February is a bit over 100 CFS...so most of the current flow values are well below that point.
Do you know if they take advantage of the Spring run off when the flow rates are likley well above the minum levels and fill the pond up in say April? Sure they;d loose some over the Summer, but just wondering if they keep it low all Summer and then rely on Fall to fill it up?Haven't personally been up in a while, so not too sure. I can't imagine it looking too good though with how little water there has been most of this summer.
Not too sure...although they also were replacing the dam this summer between the river and pond, so they may have needed to not have it filled anyway in order to do that work.Do you know if they take advantage of the Spring run off when the flow rates are likley well above the minum levels and fill the pond up in say April? Sure they;d loose some over the Summer, but just wondering if they keep it low all Summer and then rely on Fall to fill it up?
Every time I worry about a little drought, I remember that I live in New England and every single one of my 46 years has seen tons of rainy and dreary weather from middle of October almost through November. Every year without fail. Then I don't worry anymore.
My only concern is low lake levels and dinging a prop. Haha