California Farmer Drove His Chevy INto a Levee - To Prevent Flooding
Desperate times lead to desperate measures. Faced with insane precipitation and flooding, some California farmers are going all out to protect their crops, one of which released a video on Twitter showing their efforts.
Cannon Michael’s video shows a farmer putting his Chevrolet Silverado into drive before jumping out and letting the truck roll into the water ahead. The massively breached levy already has one truck submerged when the Chevy settles in next to it. Both trucks’ beds are packed with dirt and rocks, and we presume the farmers dropped more material on top to add weight to the barrier. Unorthodox? Yes, but the plot appears to have worked.
We could rattle on about how using gas-filled machines packed with dirt may not be the best thing for the environment or the watershed, but there’s little help available in those areas and the water system can be quickly overwhelmed with surges of rainwater or snow melt.
The Tulare County Sheriff’s office, where the video is believed to have been taken, issued evacuation orders for the region earlier this week. Fed by record snowpacks on higher ground, the Tule River is spilling over the containment measures and could be a danger in lower areas.
[Image: Cannon Michael via Twitter]
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A Ford and Chevy being used as fill. A Ram driver would say that's a good start! ;)
Farmers are especially optimistic their CyberTrucks will be ready soon.
"Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was......WET"
Ah California. They've been praying for water for years, and now that it's here they don't know what to do with it.