The State of Water

Drought Survival Kit

Think the Texas drought is over? Maybe not… History shows that drought is part of Texas’ normal water cycle. Don’t let the recent rains and full reservoirs lull us into complacency! Wise water conservation habits help people and wildlife in times of plenty and in drought!

We've developed this Drought Survival Kit as your online resource.

Water Smart Living

Fix faucet leaks, which can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water a year. Get more tips at

Water Smart Yard

Water only when plants look like they need it. Most plants die from over-watering, not under-watering. Get more tips at

Water Smart Wildlife

Plant native plants to attract wildlife. Get more tips on helping wildlife during a drought.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Video
The State of the Gulf: America's Sea

Texas Parks and Wildlife's one-hour documentary explores the rich diversity of the Gulf's unique ecology, diverse flora and fauna and important habitats.

Watch the documentary

Some other resources you might find handy

Screening Toolkit

How to Host a Screening Event

Find everything you need to start the conversation in your community or organization. It is simple to host a State of Water video screening! Our Screening Toolkit provides all the instructions and some of the necessary items to make your video screening a success.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine
TPW Magazine: Every Drop Counts - The State of Water a Decade Later
Texas Water Issues

Texas the State of Water Videos

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