Desert Rose Golf Course neighbors brace for storms
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CREATED Aug. 24, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Residents who live near the now vacant Desert Rose Golf Course will be keeping a close eye on the skies over the next week as well as the washes in the area.
"Every time it starts raining, we start hoping nothing happens," Queta Del Angel said.
That's because less than a year ago, Del Angel and dozens of her neighbors were wading through several inches of water in their homes after storm water overflowed from the golf course that also serves as a flood channel during a September storm.
"It was four inches through the entire house, so four inches is what, up to my ankles," Mary Bobier said.
"I still don't have any furniture. Well we didn't have any flood insurance, so none of it was covered," Del Angel said.
Those that live nearby said at points water was up to people's chests in the middle of the street, and they are hopeful that lowering the golf course by five to eight feet will prevent that problem in the future.
"It has just taken a long time. I've been here 16 years," Bobier said about the plan to lower the course to hold more flood water.
The county's $50 million Las Vegas Wash Project has been the subject of public meetings and will include the widening of two washes in the area, but with the project at least two years from completion, many residents are hoping for the best.
"Just hope that it doesn't rain," Bobier said.
The Desert Rose Golf Course is currently closed as crews prepare to rebuild the entire course. It is not expected to reopen until 2015.