- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Drenching rains that began a week ago have eased drought conditions in Louisiana - and more rain fell Saturday.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1NfQKl9 ) that the recent rains have erased drought conditions in south Louisiana and eased dry weather problems in central and northern Louisiana.

With more rain on the weekend, the newspaper says the state could end up soon being drought free for the first time since July.

Now 43 percent of the state is completely out of drought conditions. A week ago, only 3.5 percent of Louisiana was not experiencing some degree of drought.

The most severe drought levels - extreme and exceptional - covered all of central and northern Louisiana a week ago, but that’s improved significantly. Only a stretch north of Shreveport remains under severe drought conditions.


Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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