Hello and good evening, Thank you for seeing my thread! I have some family members who are purchasing farmland in NY State, and I have been helping them with the purchase in finding the right property for a small farming operation they want to do. The thing is that after seeing a couple of properties with some acreage we finally found one that meets their price budget and fits their expectations. The property is flat, some parts pasture other parts wooded. Behind the property there is a river/creek. The thing is that I have never thought about it but is having a river behind, near or in a farm property a benefit or a liability? I have always thought of having a water source nearby like a river as a benefit to purchasing a property, but with some recent floodings I am not sure of what to think. With the recent floods that have occured in the north east with the past hurricane and other rains, the rain has overflowed the rivers and it has flooded many farmland and the crops in them. Of course this is not something that happens everytime, it could be as something abnormal but I would like to know what your opinions are. Are rivers good to have in a farm property? What could be some ways to reduce flooding of a river near a farmland property? Should farmland with rivers be avoided when looking for land to buy? I greatly appreciate your suggestions and thoughts. Thank you very much.