Kings River flooding now affecting Kingsburg golf course

KINGSBURG, California - Flooding from the Kings River is spreading and is now affecting people’s golfing in Kingsburg.
 
The Kings River Golf and Country Club sits along the river on Avenue 400. One hole had to change par, but otherwise it's a matter of dodging wet spots on the course.
 
The hardest hit area is the shed that holds the golf carts.
 
Luckily the club was able to get all of the carts and their chargers out before the water flowed in.
 
Staff said the water started to rise when the Valley heatwave started, and that they did prevent some water from getting in.
 
With the water, sandbagging has been the main tactic.
 
“We've probably distributed 4,000 to 5,000 sandbags out on the golf course at various locations,” said John Creaney, the head golf professional. “You know, keep in mind the golf course is about 75 to 80 acres – so that's a lot of area that's exposed.”
 
There are also levees built around the golf course that has helped prevent too much water from getting on the green.


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