Friday, October 5, 2018
For The Second Time
We have had a wet summer. I told you about the flooding we had in the spring. That all went away.
A lot of farmers lost large portions of their crops. It took a long time for the flood waters to go down because it kept on raining.
Then came summer. The flood waters receded and the farmers replanted where they could.
Now it is autumn. Guess what. We have flooded again.
Just as it was almost time to harvest, the fields filled with water again. Once again this year the river has flowed over its banks.
There is a big dam in Yankton, South Dakota. Because of the heavy rainfall to the north they have opened the flood gates to release all that excess water from the reservoir. With all of the rivers in the south are getting all the extra water in their already full beds.
The autumnal flooding is not as bad as what we had in the spring. The fields began to drain almost immediately.
Now it is raining again. It has been raining for two days and the weatherman says probably into next week. I feel that the flooding will begin again.
Never before have I personally seen it flood like this twice in the same year. Crazy, crazy weather...