Lake Austin Dam on the Colorado River, June 15, 1935. Photo CO8484, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.
Anzalduas Dam in Hidalgo County. Photo courtesy of the Texas Water Development Board.
Lake Buchanan, Burnet County. © 2014. Mark Lee, Lower Colorado River Authority.
As Texas continues to face water challenges and drought, many communities are seeking to conserve water in various sectors, including lawn and landscape water use. ©Jose Manuel Gelpi Diaz, Crestock
An artesian well, belonging to catfish farmer Ronnie Pucek, in the Edwards Aquifer in 1993. © Peter Essick
Located in far east Texas and stretching into Louisiana, Caddo Lake is known for its extensive forests of baldcypress trees draped with Spanish moss. This famous lake is home to a rich ecosystem and a wide variety of wildlife. The cover photo was taken during normal water levels, but in 2011 the lake’s levels dropped significantly during the drought. Photo credit: Texas Water Resources Institute
Dried bed of the Rio Grande in the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area. Photo by Leroy Williamson, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Cover photo: © Lynn McBride