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Some Areas In SD Thankful For More Rain

July 22, 2010, 9:55 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Some Areas In SD Thankful For More Rain
LONG LAKE, SD - It's been so wet in parts of the state this year that rain has almost been officially added to the four-letter word list.

But as storms have drenched some areas, people in other places are thankful to have just received some more moisture.

Alfalfa fields in northern McPherson County have given farmers something to feed their livestock this year. But lately, the fields haven't gotten the moisture they need.

"A month ago, it just shut off,” farmer Harvey Heyd said. “And we didn't have much rain, just a few drops every now and then until now.”

Heyd finally measured more than an inch of rain at his place near Long Lake. It's a relief for him and his pastures.

"They're looking pretty good for now yet. But if we wouldn't have gotten this last rain, it would have gone down hill in a hurry," Heyd said.

At first glance, it might not look like the area needs any rain any time soon. All the moisture this spring did leave a lot of water sitting in low-lying areas.

"But the low land is all flooded out and the hills are dry," Heyd said.

It’s still dry enough that Heyd is hoping for more rain. With sand and gravel in the land around his farm, he could always use it.

An alfalfa field he cut earlier when there was still moisture is green and growing back. Fields he cut later when the rains stopped are not growing back. He doesn't expect to get anything more from them this year.

"Timely rains, that's all we need. But if we're going to get it, I don't know," Heyd said.

But he doesn't want to return to the water-logged spring either.

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