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Impacts and Perspectives on the 2023 Southern US Drought and Heat

Nov 8
November 8, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Singed trees in a burned forest, part of the Tiger Island Fire scar in Louisiana.

Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas faced Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions for the past year. These have resulted in low river flows through the lower Mississippi River, record-setting fire conditions in Louisiana, and additional hardships for agriculture in the region. This webinar discussed current and forecast drought conditions in the region.


  • Climate Conditions: Joe Barsugli | Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
  • Fire Conditions and Outlook: Wade Dubea | Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Mississippi River Conditions and Outlook: Jeff Graschel, Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center

For more information, please contact Joel Lisonbee (