Harvest Desk: ‘Flooding Mississippi, Illinois Rivers Worry Farmers’

"Dry in April 2012 (top), this stretch of Calhoun County farmland was flooded by an overflowing Mississippi River in April 2013. (Courtesy Calhoun County Farm Bureau)" - from Harvest Public Media

“Dry in April 2012 (top), this stretch of Calhoun County farmland was flooded by an overflowing Mississippi River in April 2013. (Courtesy Calhoun County Farm Bureau)” – from Harvest Public Media

WUIS’ Harvest Desk reporter Bill Wheelhouse recently contributed a blog post on HarvestPublicmedia.org about flooding in Illinois:

“Pike County in Illinois is literally a land between two rivers. On the east side, the county is bounded by 30 miles of Illinois riverbank and on the west side there’s an even longer stretch along the Mississippi River across from the state of Missouri.

Twenty years ago, Mississippi River flooding washed out farmland and a few homes in Pike County. This year, despite record flooding on the Illinois River and high water on the Mississippi, there hasn’t been a major problem holding the rivers back…yet…”

CLICK HERE to see the full post.

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