Empire Ranch Golf Course Flooded Again!

May 24, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Photo of May 2023 Carson River flood by Glenn Franco Simmons.Empire Ranch Golf Course FloodsEmpire Ranch Golf Course is flooding, as well as Riverview Park and the lower areas of the Ambrose Carson River Natural Area. Low parts of Riverview Park, the Ambrose Carson River Natural Area and Empire Ranch Golf Course were flooding on May 24 and on several days previous.

When it's not flooded, the beautiful gold course is a popular Carson City attraction.

Photo of May 2023 Carson River flood by Glenn Franco Simmons.Empire Ranch Golf Course FloodsEmpire Ranch Golf Course is flooding, as well as Riverview Park and the lower areas of the Ambrose Carson River Natural Area. "The Empire Ranch offers a fun and inviting 18-hole championship layout for all levels of golfers," states its website. "Located along the Carson River and sheltered between the bluffs on 250 acres of historic ranch land, 'The Ranch' offers players plush tee boxes and smooth, fast greens. Lush fairways wandering through environmentally protected wetlands will challenge the low-handicapper, but at the same time, play fairly for the higher handicapper.

"... Food and drinks at the bar are available to tournament player{s} before and after their tournament. Before, during or after your round, enjoy some of our finest meals and drinks in Mallards Restaurant overlooking our Carson City golf course."

Photo of May 2023 Carson River flood by Glenn Franco Simmons.Empire Ranch Golf Course FloodsEmpire Ranch Golf Course is flooding, as well as Riverview Park and the lower areas of the Ambrose Carson River Natural Area. The 264-acre Ambrose Carson River Natural Area is roughly across from the golf course.

"This passive recreation area offers dirt paths and access to the Carson River," according to Carson.org. "With a large cottonwood gallery, it makes a nice area for solitude ~ whether hiking, fishing, or bird-watching."

Bird-watching is awesome in this area. I've recorded a number of birds there. Plus, downstream, I've seen various hawks, eagles and even two osprey.

Photo of May 2023 Carson River flood by Glenn Franco Simmons.Empire Ranch Golf Course FloodsEmpire Ranch Golf Course is flooding, as well as Riverview Park and the lower areas of the Ambrose Carson River Natural Area. Photo of May 2023 Carson River flood by Glenn Franco Simmons.Empire Ranch Golf Course FloodsEmpire Ranch Golf Course is flooding, as well as Riverview Park and the lower areas of the Ambrose Carson River Natural Area. Photo of May 2023 Carson River flood by Glenn Franco Simmons.Empire Ranch Golf Course FloodsEmpire Ranch Golf Course is flooding, as well as Riverview Park and the lower areas of the Ambrose Carson River Natural Area.


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