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Floods put Hazen Golf Course in the rough

4/23/09 (Thu)

Their tone of voice, seemingly dampened by despair, explained a dire situation to the Hazen City Commission Monday evening. The Hazen Golf Course is in rough shape after two bouts of severe flooding this spring, Hazen Golf Club Board members said. With hundreds of trees wrecked and a deposit of thick trees and mud on fairways and greens, damage to a cart bridge spanning the Knife River has come to the forefront.

"We’re in a dire straight with the situation we have going on that bridge," Hazen Golf Club Board Chairman Danny Hillerud said, referring to the walking/cart bridge spanning the Knife River on hole No. 5. "The first flood, it was fine. The second flood washed away the bank on the south side of the bridge. It’s not usable at this time."