Jarom Fertic has owned a piece of land off Nolte Road in St. Cloud for years. This is the first time since 2005 his land looked more like a lake than a pasture.
"It was a little wet yesterday, but the cows are actually standing in the water now," Fertic told us.
He and his neighbor, Daryn Davis, are cattle ranchers, and for seven years, Davis has been fighting development. It's not the new home construction that bugs him but rather, water drainage and management
"The survey of land has never been done, so in essence, this development and two others are draining on us," he said. "We are the last ones to build, so we are going to get all the water? The problem, it's a mess."
The city and county were out Monday looking at the flooding but no pumps have been brought it to this area yet, the hydrant is even under water. They just want something done to keep the water flowing like it did before, and it needs to be done soon. If another big storm happens, they said they could lose a lot more.
"If this doesn't have two weeks to a month, it probably will be flooded," Davis said. "It will just get worse and worse."
County officials said they are looking into the big picture, but for now, they are not thinking of bringing in pumps, because no homes are threatened. That area of the county saw almost 4 inches of rain as of Monday afternoon.