FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/22/2013
Rep. Frullo Announces Texas Drought Photo Campaign
What does your Texas Drought look like?
Lubbock, Texas. As drought conditions persist across the state, Texas State Representative Frullo announces the “What Does your Texas drought look like?” statewide photo campaign. This campaign invites all Texans to contribute their photos of the effects of the on-going drought to a public group website.
“While we know the facts and numbers on how bad Texas droughts can be, we don’t have a comprehensive visual record of their effects,” said Representative Frullo. “This drought photo campaign provides the unique opportunity for Texans to archive and share the photographic story of our state’s on-going drought.” He added, “I encourage folks to share their creative gifts and participate in the contest!”
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has teamed up with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to host the “What does your Texas drought look like?” photo campaign. Participating agencies will also feature selected photos on their respective social media accounts and websites. Selected photos will be used to help educate Texans on the problems associated with drought disasters, and the importance of water and water conservation to this state. The campaign will run from August 5th through September of 2013.
The entire state endured the worst one-year drought in recorded history in 2011. Currently, 99 percent of Texas is in some stage of drought. Record-breaking, exceptional drought continues to plague some Texas communities, as the majority of the state remains within severe to extreme drought conditions.
For more information regarding the “What does your Texas drought look like?” statewide photo campaign visit the Texas Water Development Board’s web-page at www.twdb.texas.gov. Access TWDB’s Flickr group page at http://www.flickr.com/groups/texasdrought/. Share photos via Instagram under the account name “texasdrought”; or hashtag #txdrought.