Photos Reveal Farmland Flooding Losses

Inside Dakota Ag

As Devil's Lake continues to flood, farmland disappears. Check out aerial look at what's being lost.

Published on: June 28, 2010

Approximately 400,000 acres of farmland have been flooded in the Devils Lake basin since the land-locked North Dakota lake began rising in 1993.

But the numbers don’t do the flooding justice.

Check out these aerial photos taken by Huck Krueger, Devils Lake, N.D., from his ultralight, to get a sense of what's happening to farms.


Over Mike's Lake and Chain Lake, looking northwest.


This is the farm in the center of the previous above.


This farm is surrounded by water.


A road runs through this farmstead and disappears underwater.


Water rises around a farmstead.


Recent rains pushed water level higher around this farm.


This farmstead can only be reached by boat.


Flood water turned this farmstead in beach front property.


Recent rains pushed water level higher around this farm.


A bridge sticks up through the water