Even though we have had a few showers in the last week or so, most of Louisiana is still in a drought.

According to the website Drought.gov, over 90% of Louisiana is "Abnormally Dry", and over 20% of the state is in a "Moderate Drought" situation.

And reports of the Mississippi River's shoreline shrinking away from the banks are coming in from Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri, as each of those states is reporting 100% of their states being at least "Abnormally Dry".

With drought conditions to our north, less water is flowing down the Mississippi River, and that is causing a few things to happen.

One issue being experienced is having less of the river open to navigation, which means that goods can't reach their destinations.


Another, more interesting result of the water receding from the shoreline is that more items that have spent years on the riverbed are being exposed.

Laura Telhiard Smith posted pictures and videos of her visit along the banks of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, with the hull of the USS Kidd as a backdrop.

Smith posted the photos and video as she was snapping shots of a beautiful sunset, with the banks of Port Allen in the forefront.  

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