Rising Water Levels Cause Flooding To Roads And Farmland

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Willow City farmers are dealing with flooding on their farmlands. 

Alexus Arthur has more.

Water is flowing.

So much, that it’s flooding farmlands and roads.

“It’ll get worse.” said Levi Vollmer.

The Turtle Mountains had a snowy winter. Now all that snow is melting and is overflowing the banks of streams and creeks.

“A lot of it will be a delay of springs works too for a lot of people, fields will still have to drain off and it can’t drain in the crick because it’s overflow already.” said Vollmer.

Every time the Willow Creek floods this is a common site; The roads are closed.

Vollmer says that this it isn’t uncommon for the farms to flood, but what is uncommon is how fast the water is rising.

“We’ll move cattle to higher ground, drier place, more bedding. It has happened before.” said Vollmer.

The water is up three feet since Wednesday afternoon putting it into the flood level.

“Water is supposed to rise yet.” said Vollmer.

Vollmer and many other farmers will have to wait for the water dry before things get back to normal. In Willow City, Alexus Arthur, KX News.

The Weather Service is predicting, however, that Willow Creek will remain above flood stage for several more days.

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