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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Heavy rains bring flooding, harvest delays

National Weather Service forecast calls for more rain


Last updated 6/15/2022 at 9:46am

Roger Harnack | Whitman County Gazette

A mudslide partially covered portions of state Highway 27 from Oakesdale to Latah.

GARFIELD – Heavy rains over the last week brought more than just water, localized flooding and mudslides to the area.

They also may have brought a delay in the harvest season for local farmers.

Garfield farmer Russel Jamison said Tuesday, June 7, he now expects a late harvest due to recent rainfall.

"The fall-planted grain and winter-planted grain really love the weather," he said. "It's cool and there is plenty of moisture for the wheat.

The lentils and the peas in the eastern part of the county are going to be really late in the season. I looked at mine this morning and they are about...

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