BONNERS FERRY, Idaho-- Record rain fall last month and melting snow pack have created high river levels and water tables in Boundary County, Idaho causing a problem for farmers there.
In the Kootenai River Valley just out side of Bonners Ferry recent rains have knocked out thousands of acres of farm land, and its costing farmers millions
Erik Olson and his family have worked lands in the valley and is dealing with record rain while grain prices are at a record high.
Olson estimates about 9,000 acres total in the valley are extremely saturated; some fields are almost completely underwater and the crop is wasted.
Olson estimates the floods have washed out about $10 million out of the farmer's pockets and taken up to $15,000 from his family.
We're told an estimated 14 inches of rain fell since may. It's raised the Kootenai River and the ground water levels forcing it onto these fields. The water has gone down recently, but forecasted heavy rains could make things even worse for Olson and the others.