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After a few years of pickin rocks, spreading lime, buying a used corn planter, a few bags of fertilizer, nitrogen and expensive roundup ready corn and hours on the tractor we finally got a decent acre of corn growing.
You can see it in the bottom of the pics below.

The bears and coon were starting to enjoy it

Then came the rains last week. 7" in an hour.
Anyone want to buy some creek rocks??




Also lost about 30 crabapple, pear, chestnut and oak trees.
On the plus side a few of the trees did make it


If we find guy that did the rain dance we are going to have to sacrifice him to the rain gods.

We will be planting again in the spring, but maybe on higher ground
 

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Some trees are buried, others are gone. I would assume they are buried in some of the logjams along the creek. Spent an hour looking for my game camera i had in the corn, but no sign of it.
Maybe i should call FEMA and ask for assistance.
 

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In a big flood, the floodplain becomes the streambed.

It's probably best to have vegetation with really good root systems, and a lot of "roughness" to provide friction to slow the water down as it roars across the floodplain.

Maybe just let it grow back in thick brush, then keep it early successional by brush hogging it once every few years?

But letting full sized trees grow along the stream to provide shade?
 
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