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The Flood Arrives - June 20, 2013

5:00 am: The banks of the Evan Thomas at the Southern-most portion of the golf course start to break down with unusually high volume. Throughout the day a tremendous amount of water from the swollen Evan Thomas and Kananaskis Rivers spills onto both golf courses and causes massive erosion and damage. Flood water is filled with silt, rock of all sizes, fallen trees, and other debris.

As the water reaches across both golf courses and loses some of its speed and momentum, it starts to deposit all of these materials all across both Mt. Kidd and Mt. Lorette. Highway 40 is washed out in numerous locations from Highway 1 to the golf course, making transportation impossible. For some time nobody could get out of the valley on the highway and nobody could get in.

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