November 17, 2021

Hi-tech helps Utah golf managers use the least amount of water during drought

DRAPER, Utah — Utah is in the middle of one of the worst droughts on record, and that is having a major impact on local golf courses.

For the six municipal courses operated by Salt Lake County, it means utilizing some hi tech to make sure they don’t use more water than they need.

READ: As Utah’s drought gets worse, some cities threaten fines and shutoffs for water wasters

Superintendent Lou Smith gave Fox 13 a tour of the South Mountain course in Draper where he is the superintendent .

He’s been managing local courses for more than three decades.

Smith says soil probes throughout the course tell his team moisture content and that information is then transferred to a computer-generated pumping station which disperses the exact amount of water needed.

READ: Salt Lake City issues call for greater water conservation efforts in face of extreme drought

“We don’t guess, we don’t flood…

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