Lockdown Success on Crake Valley Lawns
Although the lawns at Crake are closed, some members have been working in shifts, within social bubbles and Covid rules, to improve drainage at the club.
Thirty years worth of debris and spoil has been cleared ensuring the embankment outlet flap from our ditches to the River Crake is now working properly.
Using a diagram from 2012 when some work was undertaken the members set about identifying, rodding and hosing each outlet. There were 20 outlets pipes (some buried) and all bar 4 of them had some level of blockage.
The attached photos show the effect of Storm Christoph on Thursday (21st January) lunchtime and just 24 hours later. Whilst we will always suffer from a high water table, being next to the River Crake, the work shows that standing water now drains much faster than before.