FLOOD DAMAGE RELIEF FUND

by Keepers of the Wild
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FLOOD DAMAGE RELIEF FUND
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FLOOD DAMAGE RELIEF FUND
FLOOD DAMAGE RELIEF FUND

Project Report | Nov 6, 2017
Flood Damage Repair Update

By Nichole Walls | Project Leader

Repair Work
Repair Work
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park was designed to accommodate the sometimes large volumes of rain. Heavy duty culverts were installed underneath our roadways to allow rainwater to flow from one area to another. However, this was the worst monsoon season we have ever experienced.
 
The monsoon season arrived three weeks later than normal. When the storms finally arrived the first one caused extensive road damage to the park. We were able to repair the roadways and re-opened the park to visitors the following day. The following week another large storm settled into the mountains above the park. A natural "dam" on a hillside above one section of the park had been saturated by the first storm and collapsed to divert rushing water onto roadways in areas outside of our normal storm-water channels. As a result, the park's roadways suffered major damage. Over 100 tons of material was required to rebuild the roads. Fortunately for the park, there are several quarries nearby that had material on hand for delivery.
 
Keepers of the Wild is also fortunate to have received the expert help and assistance donated by Kingman Landscape Maintenance. KLM owner Christ Burkett donated his Bobcat and operator (Luis) to assist our staff members in rebuilding and repairing the roadways. Our staff members went into action to remove vegetation debris that built up as a result of the flood waters. Board of Directors member Jim Woods contributed his knowledge as a geologist in evaluating the damage and future storm-water diversion plans.
All repairs were completed and the sanctuary was able to re-open. Thank you so much for your donation toward the "Flood Damage Relief Fund". We could not have done it without you!

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Keepers of the Wild

Location: Valentine, AZ - USA
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Twitter: @keepersofwild
Project Leader:
Lara Kraft
Valentine , AZ United States

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