EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Rising temperatures, heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt combined to produce a quick rise of rivers and creeks, and flooded fields. The flooding is also due to the frozen ground, which is not allowing the water to percolate into the soil
Temperatures soared to record levels, but the ground is still cold.
Professor Kurt Thelen, from MSU's Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences says that, with a freeze on the way, farmers this spring could see dead spots in fields. This is caused by "water ponding on the surface of the soil, and a hard freeze."
While there will be some damage to crops, it won't be bad enough to wipe out an entire field.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WLNS. All Rights Reserved.
Click Here to link to the FCC's public inspection file for WLNS-TV and Here to view the WLAJ-TV file. Persons with Disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact: Teresa Morton- Program Director for WLNS and WLAJ at 517-372-8282. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.