Friday, May 31, 2013

Just another Spring flood

    Over the past two days we've had 5 inches of rain in the Chetopa, Kansas area. Two to three more inches are predicted for tonight. At this point the Neosho River has already spilled over its banks and many area pecan groves are covered in flood water (photo above). Last year, a Spring flood helped recharge subsoil moisture in our drought stricken pecan groves. In fact, the flood we had on May 2, 2012 was largely responsible for helping make the 2012 pecan crop possible during a year of record heat and drought.  So this year, we welcome another Spring flood to help fill up the subsoil water reserves we may so desperately need come August.