Searing temperatures and a drought rivaling Texas' worst on record are taking a toll on lake levels statewide. A June water report found levels in 109 lakes dropped by 4 percent, or more than 358 billion gallons. Three lakes - all in West Texas - are effectively empty.
Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed the three-day period from Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas. Read more about it and see the official proclamation on the next page.