DALLAS, Texas -- "Texas: The State Of Water," a one-hour video documentary on water resource issues, will air the evening of Thursday, May 29, on 13 PBS television stations reaching more than 30 Texas cities.

The project is a partnership effort of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and KERA TV in Dallas, with sponsor funding from Brazos Mutual Funds and support from the Parks and Wildlife Foundation of Texas. It is being produced in the new high definition video format using equipment provided by KERA.

The documentary includes segments involving El Paso, Caddo Lake in East Texas, the Ogallala Aquifer in the Panhandle, the Pecos River area in West Texas, and the Colorado and Trinity River watersheds involving Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and Houston. The program also focuses on the once mighty Rio Grande as a case study to show how if care is not taken, rivers can stop flowing. The Rio Grande has intermittently ceased flowing into the Gulf of Mexico in recent years, and today in many areas there is little or no water in the riverbed.

"Texas: The State Of Water" is part of a broader public information initiative from TPWD that began with a special issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine devoted to water issues in July 2002. The initiative also includes radio, Internet and other components, including publication of Texas Rivers, a book by John Graves with photographs by Wyman Meinzer.

The following stations will broadcast "Texas: The State Of Water" on the evening of May 29. Unless otherwise indicated below, stations will air the documentary 8-9 p.m. CDT.

KERA -- Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, Denton, Longview, Marshall, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Wichita Falls and Sherman
KUHT -- Houston, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Galveston, Texas City, Victoria
KMBH -- Harlingen, McAllen, Mission, Brownsville
KWBU -- Waco
KLRN -- San Antonio, Laredo, Kerrville
KCOS -- El Paso (8 p.m. CMT)
KOCV -- Midland, Odessa
KNCT -- Killeen, Temple
KTXT -- Lubbock (9 p.m.)
KACV -- Amarillo (8:30 p.m.)
KLRU -- Austin (10 p.m.)
KEDT -- Corpus Christi (9:30 p.m.)
KAMU -- Bryan, College Station (8:30 p.m.)

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