More rain helps reduce drought
Rain over the weekend and again Monday and Tuesday has helped improve extreme drought conditions and has lifted many burn bans across Arkansas.
Lonoke and Pulaski counties lifted their bans on outdoor burning Monday.
White County lifted its burn ban for 24 hours Monday, but placed it back into effect Tuesday.
At least 66 of the state’s 75 counties had burn bans last week.
By Tuesday, only 31 remained.
Tuesday’s rain was forecast to deliver just as much.
The drought that’s covered all of Arkansas has led to one of the driest autumns on records and more than 6 inches below normal rain levels.
Arkansas was more than six inches below average rain levels for this time of year.
Now, rain levels are finally getting back to normal.
Covering North Pulaski, Lonoke, & White Counties