Surface Water is Running Again
Last week, we had a big rain that opened up some nearby springs that we have not seen in years. During that time, our weir – which typically pumps around 15 gallons per minute – was pumping 95 gallons per minute. As of last week, our pump logs tell us that we’ve transported over 2,125,000 gallons into our holding pond!
Our general manager, Tom Long, also reported yesterday morning that we have now pumped the County tank for seven days in a row. The tank is filling everyday and we are pumping it down every morning. This means that in the last seven days, we’ve pumped at least 500,000 gallons of water into the pond.
We’re already fielding questions on where and how we’ll use this water. It’s premature for us to make any decisions around this, but we’re beginning to talk about how this water can have the biggest and best impact on our winter operations for the 2015-2016 ski and snowboard season. For years, many of you have waited to see our snowmaking system work to its promised capacity. We’re eager to fulfill that!