NO WATER NEEDED
An irrigation system is not delivering water as the Mississippi River floods a field just outside of O’Fallon, Mo.
The Mississippi River does not discriminate against types of farming operations. Emerald View Turf Farm has its fields underwater. The company typically uses center pivot irrigation systems to facilitate grass growth.
The Mississippi River has a “muddy” reputation. Farmers will be cleaning up a mess once this water recedes.
Farming along the Mississippi River offers fertile land, but the increased flooding events along the river’s corridor are proving difficult for farm families. Not only are acres underwater, but access to property is cut off.
Missouri is experiencing a widespread flooding disaster across the state. On the east side of the state, the Mississippi River is taking over farms, while in west and central areas, farmers and ranchers battle the Missouri River.
Corn plants blow in the hills as the Mississippi River floods the lower ground along the eastern side of Missouri.
The Mississippi River made its way into many small towns along Highway 79. Many residents were forced to leave. One thing many may not think about is mail delivery. It is stopped. Residents must travel to the post office to pick up mail — if that office is not underwater.