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Summer Flooded Orchard Damage Update, Part 3: Resources for Flood Damaged Orchards

In 2017, high and fluctuating water flows, unprecedented for their duration, passed through the Sacramento and Feather Rivers. Orchards were hurt by these flows due to direct flooding, indirect flooding via under-levee seepage, and loss of land through river bank erosion. Many orchards had standing water from January through mid-May. In other orchards, ditches overflowed with nowhere to pump water out. Part 3 of this article provides some resources that may be helpful for owners of flood damaged orchards. Continue reading