In this Monday Aug. 8, 2011 photo, a plant grows on the dried Canadian River bed near a vehicle crossing at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area near Fritch, Texas. The river which dumped water into... more 
In this Monday Aug. 8, 2011 photo, a plant grows on the dried Canadian River bed near a vehicle crossing at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area near Fritch, Texas. The river which dumped water into the man-made reservoir dried in June according to park officials. On paper, at least, Texas is well-prepared to meet the water needs of its rapidly expanding population, even when Mother Nature lays down some of the worst drought conditions imaginable. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Tony Gutierrez
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 4:12 PM EDT