Flood Prevention Work Put To The Test

The flood prevention work that was performed in the fall of 2011 after the golf course was closed was put to the test last night and this morning after a heavy rain of more than 2.5" + overnight at the golf course. We are pleased to report the new culverts, bridge, stream bank stabilization and spill-way all worked very well.

Prior to this work being performed the golf course would have been unable to open today and there would have been significant damage. Instead, the water in the creek banks calmly flowed through the culverts and exited the golf course with very little to no damage. Staff were able to spend their time working on storm damage in the playable areas instead of sandbagging the creeks.

The culvert on 9 Hawk handling the water with ease

The culvert in front of 10 Hawk Tee in heavy flow - no problem

The culvert under 11 hawk cart path

The new bridge and rock armouring along the creek bank during high flows on Wednesday Morning

Water crossing the path at 17 Raven, hitting the curb and flowing down the rock spillway. As planned!