It’s no secret that Lincoln Parish is dependent on a source of water that is in danger of running out due to overuse.
The Sparta Aquifer, which is the main source of drinking water for Lincoln and 14 other North Louisiana parishes, is depleting because for decades it has been used at a greater rate than it can naturally be replenished by rainfall. It is estimated to have been overused by as much as 16 million gallons per day.
When local entities receive national attention, it reflects well on our entire parish. And, this year, Choudrant High School has brought a great deal of positive attention to the area.
First, the school was named one of the state’s Top Gains Schools, based on their 19-point increase in their School Performance Score. This also landed the school with an “A” letter grade from the state.