Downward trend

Friday, July 24, 2015

The West Fork of White River is going down.  The latest crest got up to 21+ feet at Edwardsport, which is about 1 day’s flow of the river ahead of our fields near US 50.

Photo from Sunday, July 19.  This is  what a 21+foot river looks like on our Grubb Triangle field.

Photo from Sunday, July 19. This is what a 21+foot river looks like on our Grubb Triangle field.

This is the same view on Thursday, July 23.  Getting better...

This is the same view on Thursday, July 23.   Of the 21 acres here, we will likely harvest 1 to 1.5 acres. 

The areas that have been killed by flooding will remain untouched by us for the remainder of the summer.  It’s just too late to replant now.  We will go in these fields in the fall to harvest what survived.

Here is today’s river forecast at Edwardsport.

Today's river forecast shows White River back in its banks by this evening at Edwardsport.  That means it should be back in its banks at our location by Saturday evening.  The river has been 'out' for many weeks, a rare summer thing.

Today’s river forecast shows White River back in its banks by this evening at Edwardsport. That means it should be back in its banks at our location by Saturday evening. The river has been ‘out’ for many weeks, a rare summer thing.

Those areas that have been damaged may qualify for a crop insurance claim.  We will just have to wait and see what the final damage will be.

Commodity prices are ticking upward in response to the widespread flood conditions across the Midwest.  That’s a hopeful sign, too.

Have a good weekend.  The temperatures this week have been very pleasant compared to a typical July.  The 63F (17C) this morning was very comfortable!

 

 

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