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Flooded Farms

Another shot of the Milk River very high and overflowing its banks.

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It pours into the nearby fields.

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I felt sorry for the cottonwoods sitting in so much water.

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The ditch must be fairly deep here. I wouldn’t want to accidentally drive off the road here.

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But here is the saddest part of the story. Much of the work of the season’s grain harvest was a waste of time. The hay is soaking and will likely not dry out before the cold weather comes.

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Some of the hay that was stacked high might be salvageable but the loss is still devastating to the farmers who worked so hard. The flood waters almost look like snow but it is definitely water – this week, anyway. Soon the fields will be covered with snow too.

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Some of the buildings in this area were also flooded but as we were driving I couldn’t get the photos taken in time. News reports say it is the worst flooding in this area, from Hinsdale to Glasgow, in 30 years. I feel very sorry for the people affected.