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You may have seen news stories about the flooding along the Red River in the Fargo, North Dakota area in recent days. Sadly, both of our 18 hole courses are totally submerged...and will be for many weeks. We had a sweet little 9 hole rec course (which I designed) in a FLOOD PROOF park but the 'geniuses' at the West Fargo Park District couldnt deal with the traffic and ripped it outta the ground last fall. This leaves a metro area of nearly 200,000 (and MANY disc golfers) with NOTHING until this water subsides and things dry out. Please keep us in your thoughts as you enjoy our beloved sport.

Attached you will see some shots of the Woodlawn Park course. 15th tee pad is featured in the attachments. You go STRAIGHT downhill off this tee pad. The basket is about 10-15 feet BELOW the tee. The park is essentially a big bowl...now a lake. You would need scuba gear to find any basket now.


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Hopefully no one is displaced from their home or anything, that might be something to pray about. Kinda puts disc golf in perspective to the rest of life.
feel for you bro I live in north east Ok and it flooded here a couple years back with the river cresting 20' above flood line. It left the city of Miami a complete mess. And the disc park was trashed for some time. I hope this subsides soon.
Casual water?

Will baskets even be there when it recedes or will they get washed (away? over?). Hang in there, hopefully it will go away fast.
Have a canoe?
And a floating disc?
At least it isn't your house!
This park has flooded several times over the last 12 years and the baskets do hang in there for the most part. This is THE all time high water mark for this city in its (approx.) 115 year history. The crest is coming Saturday and nobody is absolutely sure what to expect. Lots of homes lost already. People are fighting like hell to save this city. I salute all the area students (3 colleges and many high schools) who are the backbone of the volunteer army.
Get ready to by some new discs with your FEMA Check
Mark Stephens said:
I am pretty certain that a park is not insured through the federal flood program... ; )


Good one Mark!!! LMAO!!!


In order for your municipality to be eligible for FEMA aid..it would need to have been declared a National Disaster Area...by the Feds. Your state may have a program that allows for funds for this type of disaster...but your Governer would have to declare it.
None of which should be confused with insurance.....Municipalities are generally 'Self-Insured'... what ins. company in there right mind would insure a city????.....Talk about your broad spectrum of risks....lol!!!

as far as the federal flood ins. program (1968)...Not Applicable!

The Maximum coverage under this program for a single family residence is 250,000 for the building 100,000 for the contents....Up to 500,000 coverage for commercial buildings. Land is not covered.
Wow. The only Birdies here will have to be Ducks.
Your flooding made our local news last night. It was a short piece....but it looks like the feds have delcared it.

The first priorities will be displaced people and the infrastructure...roads, utilities...and of course the dike...the parks will be way down the list.

Here after the 04 canes.....It took FEMA/city 8+ months before they cleaned up our park. We had done enough to clean up fairways and greens..to make them playable...ourselves. It was absolutely devastated...The only real damage though...to the baskets and teepads...was done in the cleanup. Trucks running over Tee's and cracking them...and 1 basket bent from a front end loader with a root rake.

Your parks mess might not be as bad with the debris field...but from a microbiology standpoint and depending on much sewage is involved....it might be worse.

Keep that in mind if you locals take matters into your owns hands...be safe out there.
Thats sad to see. Thanks for the pictures.

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