There is an above normal risk of flooding in several areas of North Dakota this year, and NDSU Extension is advising the public to get prepared now. According to Ken Hellevang, an agricultural engineer and flooding expert with NDSU Extension, water amounts from snow pack can add up quickly. For those living in rural areas, Hellevang says to have a plan in place if roads become impassable. Farmers and ranchers should move livestock, machinery feed, grain, fuel and agricultural chemicals to higher ground. NDSU Extension has compiled several resources to help farmers and ranchers prepare.
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