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Published June 02, 2010, 09:31 AM

Rain Affects Hallock Businesses and Residents

Basement flooding was wide-spread in the northern parts of the WDAZ viewing area after Saturday's rain, but the damage was minimal.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

Basement flooding was wide-spread in the northern parts of the WDAZ viewing area after Saturday's rain, but the damage was minimal. Despite that, flooding problems were certainly not par for the course.

If you ask Connie Nelson, she'll say the Two Rivers Golf Course is tops.

" We're very economical. To play we only charge 14 dollars for nine holes."

That might be good for business, but nearly four inches of rain? Not so much.

" More than affecting the course itself, the bad weather and rain affected the access to the course," said Nelson, the co-manager of the Two River Golf Club.

The bridge that goes over the dam to get to the course had flooded. The Two Rivers River level had risen, and coupled with the minor flooding on the course itself, it was not the best weekend for golfing.

" We do have a little water on this hole and number four as well."

The rain caused the golf course to close for a few days, but it also affect a few homes in the area.

" Everything was dry, next time we checked we were going to look at the radar or something and all of a sudden there's stuff coming in," said Hallock resident Mike Wollin.

That stuff was water. The basement of Wollin's Hallock home flooded. Though they had to tear all the carpet out of his basement, and replace some dry wall, Wollin says his damage is minimal, and the city has been a big help.

" They worked all night and all day, they kept on. They made sure everything was going the best they could."

With the extra ground water, the city and its sewers had a lot of water to deal with.

" A normal day for us with flushing and showers is maybe 80,000 gallons. We processed 700,000 during an event like this," said Hallock City Clerk Administrator, Henry Noel.

With everyone getting back on their feet, homeowner Wollin said what many are thinking.

" We don't need anymore rain"

Hallock City Clerk Administrator Noel says despite some sewers backing up, most of the people who had flooding in their basements had excess rain water to blame.

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