Meadow Lark staff monitoring water levels near golf course

Posted at 5:01 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 19:01:39-04

Meadow Lark Country Club in Great Falls sits close to where the Sun River and the Missouri River connect.

In 2011, parts of the course were flooded by groundwater when the Sun River backed up.

Michael Burrall, the assistant golf professional at the course, said they check the water levels frequently and the risk of flooding is there. 

“We’re keeping a close eye on not only the golf course, but also have some cart storage sheds that are right on the Sun River where it runs into the Missouri,” said Burrall. “In the past, we’ve had to evacuate those areas. We’re hoping that’s not the case, we’re keeping a close watch on it, but we’re preparing for the worst and hoping for the best.”

In 1964, the entire golf course was underwater.

(May 13, 2018) The Sun River in Cascade County is receding after rising above the flood stage on Saturday.

On Sunday around 10:30 a.m., the water no longer covered a part of Sun River Cascade Road in Sun River. 

People in that area, however, should not let their guards down yet as the river is forecasted to rise to 8.2 feet between Sunday and Monday of next week.

The flood stage for Sun River is 7.5 feet.

Smith River outside of Ulm is also showing signs of improvement.

It crested at 6.5 feet last Friday and is forecasted to continue to go down for the rest of the week.

There is still a flood advisory for that river.

We’ll continue to keep you updated.