The recent flooding in Northeast Oregon did minimal damage to structures in Union County, but thousands of acres of agricultural land remain under at least a foot of water in the Imbler and Cove area… leaving some fields that could easily be mistaken for small lakes. Bill Merrigan, general manager of Blue Mountain Seeds, told the local paper that he estimates approximately 5,000 acres of farmland is currently submerged, and now will not produce harvestable seed crops until 2021.