Heavy rains have local farmers more concerned
Tom Gotelli, plant manager with O-G Packing, holds cherry blossoms in an orchard Friday, March 25, 2011. With the rain and wind during the past weeks, Gotelli is worried bees will not pollinate some of the blossoms and other plants could suffer from blossom rot.
Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:38 am, Tue Mar 29, 2011.
In the past week, Lodi has received three times more rain than
normal, causing everyone to pull out their rain coats and farmers
to worry about how some of their crops are faring.
From March 18 through 4 p.m. Friday, the Stockton area received
1.8 inches of rain, said John Feerick, a senior meteorologist at
AccuWeather.com, a private forecasting service. The average
precipitation for that week is usually 0.55 inches.
Saturday, March 26, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:38 am.