Brandon South Dakota Unites For Flood Clean Up
The record high water levels have left a huge impact on the city of Brandon. Now that water levels have receded, the tough task of clean up begins.
KSFY reports that two of the hardest-hit areas of Brandon were the Brandon Golf Course and McHardy Park.
Andrew Bauer, Assistant golf pro at Brandon Golf Course says:
This is the worst one by far, as far as how high the water got, how long we will be closed, and how much clean up it will take.
The water running over the grounds has left silt and debris and has forced the course to close until further notice, but Bauer says they will reopen by the end of the season.
KSFY is reporting that things aren't any better at McHardy Park. Besides downed fences and damaged playground equipment, the park's hockey rink was destroyed. The water was so strong that it swept two of the warming huts across the road.
Brandon City Administrator, Bryan Read says:
The Hockey Association has donated an untold amount of hours to get this facility up and running, to suffer this damage, it's a tough one. We have an outstanding number of volunteers that come out and help clean up.
Source: KSFY TV