Farms across the county encountered flooding once again this winter as the incessant rainfall on Saturday saturated the already sodden ground and caused rivers and their tributaries to swell.
The Met Office in Northern Ireland recorded 118mm(4.5 inches) of rain in the Derrylin area for Saturday, the highest across any of their weather stations across the country.
Rosslea farmer, John Egerton, who collects his own weather data, said he recorded 88mm of rainfall for Saturday, the highest amount in one day he has seen.
However there are other parts of Fermanagh prone to heavier rainfall figures such as upland areas of West Fermanagh.
Agricultural contractor, Barry Read, whose farmyard is close to the Colebrooke River, near Maguiresbridge suffered extensive damage to stock after the river burst its banks on Sunday. The damage will be extensive.
His store of straw bales and grain were under water for a time and he was also worried about specialised machinery which had been stored away for the winter.
“This was the worse flooding since 1987 when the yard was three feet under water,” said Barry.
He said the water level rose quickly by up to five inches an hour between 2pm and 10pm on Sunday.
Tractors were the only vehicle that could be used in other parts of the county as people’s homes were cut off because of flooded roads, especially in the Boho area.
Silage supplies and some slurry tanks were also flooded, causing problems for farmers with cattle and sheep.
Even cattle still grazing found themselves trapped on high areas of fields as the water level increased over the weekend.
With more rain falling yesterday(Wednesday), the level of Upper Lough Erne was expected to continue to rise further, putting more pressure on farming communities.