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We have now been rained out of two different league nights and in both cases there was flash flooding around Colorado Springs. Hoping for some clear weather on Monday. At least we didn't get it as bad as they did up in Boulder.
So far today the sun is out. This year has been crazy.
My friend just called me from the course to say that the street was a river with water coming up over the curb and running straight down #1's fairway. I'm thinking there may be a lake there tomorrow. Another friend said his car was hit by all of the debris floating down the street while he was driving off. They finished their round but didn't get paid out because everyone just fled quickly.
I want to see the sun!
Just heard the extent of the damage at the course. One hole section of the course is underwater with only the top of a basket sticking out. Severe erosion where a hillside has collapsed. A tee may have gotten washed out. It does not look good. I am going to have to go up there tomorrow to take a look. Also pin positions that are underwater may not be usable if the water recedes and fills them with dirt. Hopefully the caps prevented some of that. Probably no league tomorrow unless we can find a few holes to play.
Well I made it up to the course and it isn't pretty. I think that I will try to get up there and take some pictures of the damage. There were a couple of places where you could walk down from the first tee to a basket on hole 2. That is now a giant ravine and it took out possibly two pin positions. That same hillside is wahed out on two or three more places, including behind the #3 tee which is now covered in about a foot of rock and mud. There is a huge lake that goes all of the way from hole #1 to #3. In the middle of the course there is a small ravine that water flows through to a large pipe. The pipe has a grate on it which often gets clogged up and forces the water to divert elsewhere through the course. That water took out on end of a foot bridge which now just hangs in the air. At the far end of the course there was another small pipe where water is supposed to flow. Unfortunately a lot of debris got washed down and blocked the entrance to that pipe. The water in that part of the course appears to have risen about five feet although it has already drained today. I tried to clear the entrance to that pipe but there is a lot of mulch and debris there so I did call the City to let them know about the problem. But they have a lot of things to deal with already as the flooding was widespread yesterday.
Other than that just a bunch of slimey mud deposited in various places on the course.
Will try to update if I can get some pictures posted up. Doubt that there will be any league tonight.
Today we dug out the number 3 tee which suffered a lot of debris when the hillside collapsed onto it. At least it is playable now. The lake between 1 and 3 is also getting smaller but will take quite a while to completely go away. Also we replanted one pin position away from the huge ravine that took it out.
Three weeks since the storm hit and the lake on hole 1 and 2 is still there. It is much smaller now but there is still a lot of mud. You don't want to throw your disc in that area. There is simply nowhere for the water to go so it just has to evaporate.
I took a look at the hillside next to the sidewalk and the street and it is definitely collapsed in about five places. There is a large amount of sandstone of various sizes that is now visible where the water has done its damage. So if we need to build a rock wall we will have plenty of raw material available.
That bridge in the picture is now gone. Another bridge will get repaired. But at least the course is fully playable. And in a week or two we will have a work day.