WDAY: The News Leader

Published June 27, 2011, 06:44 PM

Heavy rains swamp crops near Harwood

Harwood, ND (WDAY TV) - Crops destroyed and roads again are underwater near Harwood after torrential rains.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Landowners living along the Rush River say its running faster and 18 feet deeper. Typically it runs only a couple of feet deep. Farmers in the area also say much of their soybean crop has been ruined by the water. And never have they dealt with this much flooding this late in the year.

Lowell Siebells – Lives on Rush River: “And you know all the water sitting in the fields, vector control will be able to control the mosquitoes just think what the mosquito population is going to be in a week, ya know.”

The Rush River is expected to go down later this week.