Historic rain event

Friday, July 29, 2022

This has been a week of rain.  Although the sun is shining brilliantly today, this week has been a very wet one.  Started off with the biggest rain I can ever remember in a single event.  7.48″ (190 mm) came during Sunday night.  Then, it rained for the next 4 consecutive nights.  In total, we have received 11.03″ (280 mm) of rain this week.

Sunday night’s rain. Biggest single event rainfall in my lifetime.

Shows the total through Thursday night for this week.

The biggest effect is at our Huey farm location.  Probably over 100 acres in this field that will be lost to the flooding.  And the strange thing is…not the White River this time, merely local rainfall!  There will be other, smaller fields with damage in the Roberson and Kessinger ditch creek bottom fields.

Looking down from Huey hill to the Flat Right field.  Tuesday morning.  Not a pretty sight.

Yes, it’s strange to have a July this wet.  But we must take the bad with the good.  It’s tempting to whine about the damage, and to see how extensive it is.  But, we must remember to look around at what’s left that looks great.  Flooding did not take all our crops, only a portion.   Our homes and farm buildings are not harmed.  We are not physically injured.   This is still a good day to count your blessings.

Have a nice weekend.

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