Saskatchewan and Manitoba Hit Hard by Excessive Rain and Flash Flooding

A huge swath of the prairies was hit with up to seven inches or more of rain between Friday and Sunday night, with more precipitation in the forecast.

16 Saskatchewan communities have declared a state of emergency and several highways and roads are closed in the east and southeast of the province. Manitoba is also incredibly wet, with 24 municipalities declaring states of emergency as well. Manitoba will continue to be under flooding threats as all the water that fell in Saskatchewan moves east.

Millions of acres of crop land are under water — just how many acres of production will be totally lost is unclear at this point, as the forecast will decide just how long these saturated conditions last.

From everyone here at Real Agriculture, please stay safe out there, and here’s to sunshine and drying winds.

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