Northern California rains raised flood concerns and definitely delayed our rice planting season! We went from California drought to flooded rice fields. At one time, with no rain, we were worried about having enough water to farm. Now in April we keep getting rain in the north state.
These storms were welcomed here in drought-stricken California. However high flows in rivers and our region’s irrigation system allowed water to back-up into our nearly dried out rice fields. Our tractors are ready but now the fields need to dry back out.