Sometimes you drive your Chevy to the levee, but the levee ain’t dry: it has broken open from record rainfall. In that case, all you can do to stop the flood is fill your Chevrolet Silverado with dirt and drive it directly into the water, as Californian farmers were filmed doing this week.
The video was reportedly filmed in California’s San Joaquin Valley, the source of about an eighth of the state’s agricultural output. According to Yale Climate Connection, California has already had one of the wettest winters on record, and storms over the last week have pushed many waterways over their banks. The widespread flooding resulting therefrom has reportedly caused billions of dollars in projected damages, including in the Tule River watershed area depicted in the video here according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The levee shown in the video reportedly protected a pistachio orchard….