Wednesday, 22 October 2014

River course flooding

There was a surge tide last night that broke through the sea walls on Hazelwood marshes and flooded the river course to levels close to those of the December storm surge.  Unfortunately the timing could not be much worse with work being completed on the turfing around the 3rd green just yesterday.  We will salvage what we can but it is likely that much of the turf will be ruined by the salt water.  Most of the new green remained above the water level and should survive and the 4th tee was only just covered.  We intend to run the irrigation on the green and tee tomorrow in an attempt to flush through the salt.

The 3rd temporary green this morning with the overnight strandline in the foreground

The turf we laid yesterday!
The 6th green
More ruined turf

The 3rd temporary green in the foreground with the new island green behind (early this afternoon)

The 3rd green and 4th tee

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Weather summary for September

September was nearly a degree warmer than average at 15.9°, the highest temperature recorded was 21.8° on the 19th and the lowest was 7.3° on the 25th.  It was a very dry month but although nationally September was reported as being the driest on record this was not quite the case for Aldeburgh.  We recorded 10.6mm, about a quarter of the average for the month (44.1mm) and both 1997 with 9.5mm and 2009 with 7.6mm were drier.