State feels impact of dry weather
Drought expected to continue throughout year
A stray cow scrounges for food and water in September in the bed of the Leon River in Coryell County. Area lakes and rivers remain below normal levels as dry weather persists across the state, an issue legislators may be forced to tackle in the session that begins this week.
A pair of fishermen navigate through the driftwood-covered shores of Stillhouse Hollow Lake/Lampasas River on June 23, 2011. Dry conditions lowered the level of lakes and rivers throughout Texas. When the Legislature convenes this month, officials may have to deal with water issues as dry weather persists across much of the state.
Stillhouse Hollow Lake
This peninsula, seen June 23, 2011, at Stillhouse Hollow Lake, used to be an island, but drought caused lake and river levels across Texas to drop. When the Legislature convenes this month, officials may have to deal with water issues as dry weather persists across much of the state.