The Evans, Ga., golf course has been in litigation with more than a dozen businesses, arguing that development of the region has resulted in stormwater runoff destroying the golf course property. According to the club, a two-inch rain event now has the same impact as a nine-inch event due to the development.
In an effort to slow stormwater runoff that contributes to flooding at neighborhood properties during big storms, a project that will also improve play at the 18-hole golf course is scheduled to start next July. When work is finished, the area would hold about 7.1 million gallons of water, more than three times the land’s current capacity, restricting the flow of water to nearby homes by more than 70%.
The settlement is subject to a 30-day public comment period and court approval before it becomes final.