Jun 22, 2011
Rains ease drought conditions, help crops
By JARED LOVETT Cooling rains Tuesday and Wednesday eased drought conditions and provided crops, lawns and gardens much needed moisture in Concordia and surrounding parishes.
Revised crest levels lift spirits
Although the Mississippi River is expected to rise to a record crest of 62.5 feet at Vidalia on Saturday, officials continue to express confidence in the mainland levee system.
Levee official believes this region will weather crisis
Tensas Basin Levee Board Executive Director John Stringer says northeastern Louisiana "is one of the safer places to be right now" along the Mississippi River valley.