LA Drought Continues
Even with the threat of flooding from the Mississippi River, most of the state is still in conditions of drought. State Climatologist Barry Keim says the swelling river is the result of torrential rains that fell far north of Louisiana. However, he says, our state has had far too little rainfall. Keim says backwater flooding and waters from the Morganza spillway will bring some needed moisture to areas in their path, but what Louisiana needs is a good several days of soaking showers. Keim says showers are NOT in the forecast.