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Louisiana Drought

Louisiana is projected to see its summer drought threat level more than double by 2050. The state has done less than most states to prepare for its risks. Louisiana has taken steps to prepare for current impacts, but almost no action to prepare in any way for its future droughts.

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For more information on how prepared Louisiana is for its growing drought threat, read the detailed state report.

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Is Louisiana taking action?

  • Louisiana has taken no action to plan for or implement adaptation measures to address its future drought risks
  • Beyond an Office of Public Health webpage acknowledging increased drought as a potential result of climate change, no detailed vulnerability assessment for drought exists
  • Like most other states, Louisiana has taken many steps to address its current risks including preparing for drought through its Hazard Mitigation Plan and disaster response plan