When sorrows come, they come not single spies July 31, 2019 by Robert Huntington America?s Farmers, Reeling From Floods, Face a New Problem: No Water (Published 2019) The breach of an irrigation canal left more than 100,000 acres of farmland in Nebraska and Wyoming without water at a critical point in the growing cycle. www.nytimes.com
It’s a problem for them. But 100,000 acres is 13 miles by 13 miles, a bit over 1/4 of the Iowa county I grew up in. And yes, in any given year, lack of water can kill your crop.