Farmers Impacted By Heavy Rains

 

April 25, 2019

Courtesy Photo

Rachel Kinard, owner of Just Ripe Farm, walks the property she leases at 1200 Old Hendersonville Highway after last Friday's rains.

Local farmers are feeling the impact of last week's torrential rain and many are digging their way out from debris, garbage and silt that have destroyed their first crop of the season.

Much of the land that farmers own or lease in Transylvania County is in the floodplain. Twice in the last six months the French Broad River has reached the 100-year floodplain, which is the projected area where waters will reach every 100 years when there is a storm that produces that much rain. At Just Ripe Farm on the Old Hendersonville Highway, it appeared that the water last week reached the 500-year fl...



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