South Dakota Floods Could Keep Farmers from Harvest
Several rivers and tributaries swelled, washing away roads and bridges, filling grain bins and drowning crops
Farmers in South Dakota, many still recovering from historic spring flooding, were hit with another record-shattering flood this week, reports UPI.
Although it is too soon to determine the full extent of damage, the flooding could prevent farmers from harvesting thousands of acres of corn, soy and other crops.
Beginning late last week and over the weekend, torrential rain fell across the eastern part of the state and parts of Minnesota.
Several rivers and tributaries swelled, washing away roads and bridges, filling grain bins and drowning crops that were nearly ready for harvest.
"Finding roads that are good enough to get the crops to market is going to be a challenge," Matt Bainbridge, a farmer told UPI. "The road we use to get to our grain elevator is washed out. And the road that goes to the ethanol plant -- a bridge on that road is gone."