2018 Storm Damage
August 26, 2018, 08:11 PM
Thank you to everyone who has offered to help, or already been out to help, with cleaning up after last weeks storms. There is still some assessing going on, but we wanted to give everyone a comprehensive update.
Badger Prairie, Blue Mound, Cross Plains, Northeast, and Sheehan largely escaped damage.
Blackhawk got hit hard in the big gulley, but folks have already been out doing repairs. There is a temporary re-route of the Connector, the bottom of Howling Wolff is slightly altered (see photo below), and the Creek Trail is still flooded, and the bridges will need to be re-set when the water recedes. The Jump Line has not been assessed; the lower, hand-built section is likely washed out, and where it crosses the gulley is un-rideable. More details here as they become available:
CamRock will need some minor repairs, and there are sections that are still underwater that have yet to be assessed. Go here
for updates on what is needed.
The Farm is still being assessed.
Pleasant View got hit hard. We should have more information in a couple days, but there are sections that will need machine work to restore. We'll be working with Middleton to see if there is some FEMA money that can be put toward that, and we'll get someone out there as soon as we can. In the meantime, there will likely be some hand repairs and possibly some temporary re-routes; we'll know more shortly. Check here for updates:
Quarry Park saw some erosion, but nothing major. There are still some sections that have not drained yet; once it dries out, there will likely be some small work sessions to get things back in shape. Check here for updates:
Quarry Ridge: Mike, the Trail Steward, has been out of town, so there hasn't been a full assessment, but it appears the damage is minimal. Once the parking lot and road have dried out, it should be good to go; we'll let everyone know if it needs more than that.
Seminole had a washed out bridge and a bit of erosion, but has already been repaired.
Thanks again for everyone's help!