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Flooded Field
Or maybe they are growing rice in this field.

They had about 2.5 - 3 inches of rain Friday night. I don't think that this is enough rain to flood a field as such.
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Definetely not a rice field.
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After a hard rainfall the pumps are working hard.
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Of course the pump is driven by a John Deere engine.
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Field of sugar cane.

Last photo.
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Maybe it's someone wanting to farm gators? :-P
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Thank you for the joke TC.

We have some alligators farms here in Florida. One day I have to get some photos of a real one.
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Looks very wet anyways. Is the countryside there really flat? If so, maybe it is just the runoff from that rain you mentioned?

They have crocodile farms up in northern Australia, meat & skins aare both produced, so I guess the gator farms are the same over there ;-)
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TC the only elevations we have in this part of Florida are Garbage Mountains.

One day I shall do a nice presentation of our beautiful state.

I heard the other day that there is a shortage of alligators wrestlers here in Florida. Anybody interested?

TC I believe that they use the alligator’s skin and meat as well. Never had an alligator burger yet. It supposedly has good taste.
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Nothing Runs Like A Deere wrote:
Or maybe they are growing rice in this field.

They had about 2.5 - 3 inches of rain Friday night. I don't think that this is enough rain to flood a field as such.


Area

The metric system does not include the acre, which is 43,560 square feet. To specify area, use square meters (m2), hectares (ha), or square kilometers (km2). A hectare is much more fun to use than an acre. A hectare is the area of a square 100 m on a side, which means it is 10,000 m2. There are 100 ha in one km2. A hectare covers about two and a quarter football fields.

Incidentally, with the metric system it is easy for farmers and others to figure out how much water covers how much area. For example, one liter of water covers one square meter to a depth of one millimeter. So, 10 cm of water over 1 m2 is 100 L. Likewise, 1 mm of water over 1 ha equals 10,000 L, and 1 mm of water over 1 km2 equals 1 million liters. (Try doing that with acre-feet, gallons, square miles, and fractions of inches of rain!)

2.5 to 3 inches = 77 millimetres roughly, or 77,000 litres over 1 hectare if my calculations are correct (which is a lot of water :-O )
so possibly is enough to flood this field as it has done :-\
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Thank you for the calculations Stuart. You are absolutely right; this was caused by the heavy rainfall.

Which all the farmers appreciated, but sometimes you just wished that it didn't come down so hard. But that is usually what happens around here.
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Tony here in Costa Rica we have the same problem with rainfall. I know a banana farm in Limón that´s very flat. They have like six JD pumps to drain the excess of water to a river. They have drainage canals 2 meters deep and sometimes they can´t evacuate all the water, that´s why they need the pumps. I´ll look into my pictures and post some photos.
Regards,
Victor
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hi Tony
Maybe is fields of rice. I know an American man that works with research of rice with Brazilian technicians, I think he is Arkansas or Lousiana, and there they use to flood the field before sowing the rice, this technique used also here in Brazil calls her pré-germinated, where they leave the grain to germinate in tanks with water for later to sow
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Luciano,

yes it could be a rice field since they do grow rice in this area.
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Tony, like most other stuff, it probably tastes like chicken :-D
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TC - Crocodile tastes a bit like platypus with a hint of Koala as you chew:-P:-P(aussies will know this joke)
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