People Need Water, Challenge 2: Boating and Swimming and Damming, Oh My ...

Multiple Perspectives

Explore the following resources to find information that will help you answer the “Generate Ideas” questions and increase your knowledge about the topic.

  • The Texas Water Development Board publication Water for Texas 2017.
  • Take a Google Earth tour of the Lower Colorado River.
  • Forty-three children were swept away when floodwaters of the Guadalupe River overturned a school bus.  This segment was taken from Episode 117 of Rescue 911, which aired on January 23, 1990, on CBS.  This video conveys the importance of the message: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
  • Robert Draper’s article, Australia's Dry Run, in the April 2009 issue of National Geographic Magazine, describes drought conditions in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia and the impact on the region’s farmers.  There are similarities with the Highland Lakes System of Texas.  Australia's Dry Run is available online.