Drought photo campaign images exhibited at Texas Capitol

For immediate release.  Contact: Kimberly Leggett at 512-463-5129

Austin – (October 21, 2013) – Compelling photos of drought from across the state will be exhibited at the Texas State Capitol Oct. 28–Nov. 1, 2013.  The photos represent some of the hundreds Texans have shared as part of "What Does Your Texas Drought Look Like?" - a photo campaign sponsored by the Texas Water Development Board, Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

"The photo campaign has two important purposes," says TWDB Chairman Carlos Rubinstein. "It helps Texans see how drought affects people across our geographically large and diverse state, and it educates all of us about the importance of implementing conservation measures.

"The photos in this exhibit represent the critical need to protect and develop Texas' water resources," Rubinstein says.

The campaign began Aug. 5 and will run through Oct. 31. This historical record of drought features photos representing both water supply deficits and ways Texans deal with drought through conservation efforts.  Photos can be posted to a Flickr site or by using the hashtag #txdrought on Twitter and Instagram. The exhibit will be in the 2nd floor extension, Central Gallery of the State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.