The Resilient Story of River Oaks Country Club: How PondHawk Defied Hurricane Harvey

PondHawk's Triumph Over Hurricane Harvey: The Resilient Tale of River Oaks Country Club

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Nestled amidst the sprawling cityscape of Houston, River Oaks Country Club has long been a symbol of elegance and prestige. Its lush greens and impeccable service have attracted members and visitors alike for decades. But behind the façade of luxury lies a tale of resilience, one that ties this historic club to the unwavering PondHawk system.

Photo of Buffalo Bayou when we visited River Oaks Country Club in April 2016

River Oaks Country Club’s Battle with Nature:

In 2015, a cutting-edge solution was installed at River Oaks – the PondHawk system. This innovative technology aimed to maintain the beauty and functionality of the golf course’s water features while also ensuring environmental sustainability. Little did anyone know just how important this system would become.

In the spring of 2016, Houston experienced a major flood. With the Buffalo Bayou coursing through the golf course, the club was highly susceptible to flooding. The torrential rain, approximately 12 inches in a short span, took its toll. The country club was left in shambles, struggling to recover.

River Oaks Country Club-Hurricane Harvey
Photo posted by River Oaks Country Club with Harvey

The Fury of Hurricane Harvey:

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey unleashed its wrath upon Houston, causing widespread devastation. River Oaks Country Club was no exception. The golf course suffered extensive damage, with flooding and debris wreaking havoc.

The Remarkable Resilience of PondHawk:

Amidst the chaos, there was one remarkable story of survival – PondHawk. This cutting-edge water management system defied the odds, enduring the fierce winds and driving rain of Hurricane Harvey and other storms. While the surroundings were in disarray, PondHawk continued to operate flawlessly, a testament to its durability and effectiveness.

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River Oaks CC’s journey through floods and hurricanes is a testament to the resilience of both the club and the innovative PondHawk system. In the face of nature’s fury, PondHawk stood strong, ensuring the beauty and functionality of this Houston landmark. This incredible story reminds us that even in the most challenging circumstances, technology and determination can prevail.

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