Water, Water Everywhere: KERA Kicks Off Its Yearlong Look at the Trinity River
|Courtesy Margaret A. Purse/KERA|
|A Trinity River Navigation Company stock certificate from 1892|
Shelley Kofler gets things started on Tuesday with a piece titled "Where Do We Get Our Water?," which will deal with "the vast system of reservoirs and treatment facilities that provide water for North Texans." On Wednesday, Kofler "explores how much water we need, looks into the reservoir system built after the 1950s drought and planning for future needs." That'll be followed by B.J. Austin's Thursday story about water consumption in Dallas. On Friday, Bill Zeeble closes out the series -- for now -- with a story about water availability issues in the middle of a long-term drought.
Meg says that new content will pop up on the site throughout the summer, including "an educational component and new video pieces," which will be followed in the fall by further radio stories and, finally, a KERA-TV documentary. All this is made possible, but of course, with a grant from the Meadows Foundation. And the letter "T."