Logan River floods, closes golf course

The Logan River Golf Course is essentially underwater and will have to shut down until further notice. Six holes and the fairways of holes 1 and 9 are completely submerged and some areas are six feet underwater. “It’s already done things that are totally unexpected to me,” Golf Pro Jeff John said. “In past years we’ve had minor flooding where we’ve had to build a ramp or a small bridge some place to get access to the golfers but nothing, nothing to this extent.” The Logan River reached 5.19 feet or 1529 Cubic Feet per second Thursday morning, overwhelming its banks and spilling onto the greens of the golf course. Although 12 holes are dry, access to them has been denied due to the excess water and efforts to divert the water with sandbags have been ineffective. Logan City was left with no choice but to close the whole course. “We don’t really have any options,” said John. “There are just too many places on the other side where we don’t know what’s going to happen in the next few hours.”The Logan Golf Course is unlikely to open before Thursday, June 23 at the earliest, according to John. “Someone would have to turn off the button they turned on immediately for it to drop down enough for us to get access to those places.”

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