spring flooding News

Evers Proposes Flood Bills Even Though Assembly Is Done

MADISON, Wis. — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed a multimillion dollar package of legislation Tuesday designed to control spring flooding, hoping to convince Republicans to reconvene the state Assembly to pass them. Assembly Republicans adjourned their two-year session in February …

After Brutal Spring Floods, U.S. Farmers Face Big Losses

The planting season ended more than a month ago, but much of 39-year-old Greg McGlinch’s 450-acre farm in Darke County, Ohio, is either under water or still saturated from record spring rains. Together with his father, McGlinch, a fifth-generation crop …

Rain Leaves Veggie Farmers Struggling with No Aid in Sight

DES MOINES, Iowa — Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring’s torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham’s land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won’t get a piece …

Risk of Major Spring Floods Lowest in Years

For the first time in four years, no area of the country faces a high risk of major to record spring flooding, largely due to the limited winter snowfall, according to the weather forecasters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s …