City of Omaha officials say they are doing what they can to keep the city's public golf courses green during the hot, dry spell.
Bob Baber, manager of the city's golf courses and tennis facilities, said Wednesday that there was a small positive to be found in the drought.
"The grass isn't growing as fast," he said, "so we're doing a lot of other stuff, like trimming the trees at Elmwood (golf course)."
Greens crews continue to water overnight, Baber said, and then hit targeted areas during the day.
"We're chasing down a lot of the hot spots during the day," he said.
Some isolated locations that sprinkler systems can't reach are being soaked during the day with hoses and sprinklers, Baber said.
"This heat is taking a toll," he said. "You've just got to wait this out. You try to do what you can."
Any turf that is lost to the heat or goes dormant, Baber said, will be reseeded in the fall.