The southeast part of Saskatchewan has been drenched with moisture.
Environment Canada weather specialist John Paul Cragg said Weyburn and Maryfield saw more than 30 millimetres of rain Wednesday.
In Corning, located 136 kilometres east of Regina, Les Stephens said he’s counted about 100 millimetres, or around four inches, since the sky opened up around midnight.
“Lots of rain. Water in the fields, culverts are running full tilt. It just hasn’t quit,” Stephens described.
Stephens said he loves the moisture, even though it’s going from one extreme to the next in his area.
“Everything was as dry as could be. Crops weren’t growing. They were suffering severely and now there’s lots that are probably going to be flooded out.”
Regina topped up to 11 millimetres, but Environment Canada said it’s now on the dry side of heavy rainfall.
Over in the southwest, its rained a bit but certainly not enough for Chaun Holfeld, who farms north of Herbert, which is 56 kilometres northwest of Swift Current.
“It’s more cloud and wind so it doesn’t look too promising,” he said Wednesday afternoon. “Guy gets his hopes up but then, you know, might as well smash them into the ground.”
Holfeld said he needs at least an inch of rain, as much of his canola crop is in dire need of some moisture. He added it looks “very stagy” as some canola has come in nicely while others in the same field have not yet germinated.
“We straight cut our canola so then as far as waiting for it to mature and standing there, it complicates the whole matter.”
Holfeld said he’s now worried about his profit.
— With files from Kevin Martel