Thursday, October 9, 2014

Drought Conditions in California

Brandon Haynes
With the anticipation of the continuing California drought, IGM at Bear Valley Springs took proactive measures at the beginning of the season the ensure that there would be sufficient water to sustain the greens, tees and fairways. This included a wide variety of measures as well as modified programs and practices.
To spearhead these efforts, Brandon Haynes was given the additional responsibility of Water Wise Manager as we believe it is necessary to have a specific staff member in charge of preventing and scouting for water waste.

Drought conditions don't have to mean poor playability
Results thus far have been terrific. IGM has reduced water use by over 35% for the months of July, August and September. Nearly a 8.5 million gallons savings. And despite the droughty conditions, players have been pleased with conditions.