Photo Profile: As Flood Waters Recede in Nemaha County
Oct. 10, 2011
Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator
Flooded crop land, typically planted to corn or soybeans, along the Missouri River north of Brownville. For information on how to recover crop land from debris and sedimentation, see the Crops and Crop Land section of the UNL Flood website at flood.unl.edu for a series of related fact sheets and a webinar. (All photos taken Sept. 30, 2011) (Photos link to larger versions.)
|Downed trees, sand, and other debris in a field inside the levee north of Peru.|
|Flooded areas on the river side of the levee north of Peru.|
A large soybean field flooded from seep water. Grassy weeds such as barnyard grass, fall panicum, crabgrass, and foxtail have taken over the flooded part of the field. Nearby crop areas that weren't under water for an extended period are expected to provide high soybean yields.
|A corn field outside the levee succumbed to seep water and, as the water level decreased, was invaded by cattails and grassy weeds. Cattail populations exploded in flooded areas and saturated soils, extension specialists say populations will diminish and eventually disappear as soils dry out.|