Lake Lavon

27 01 2012

I shot this image of a part of Lake Lavon as we were leaving my younger sister’s home in Wylie, TX on Tuesday morning, en route from San Antonio back to Virginia. Despite recent rains, the lake is still 12 feet below normal. At its deepest, the lake is only 40-45 feet deep. The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) receives raw water supplies from Lavon Lake, Jim Chapman Lake, Lake Texoma, Lake Tawakoni, and Lake Bonham for treatment and distribution to the region served. The North Texas Municipal Water District serves hundreds of thousands of North Texans. Learn more about the effects of drought on Lake Lavon here.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.



2 responses

27 01 2012
Jefferson Evans

I love it. Did you do a true b/w version of this image? Classic. A fine example of finding beauty in something that ain’t so great, really.

27 01 2012

Thanks, Jeff! No, that’s actually straight out of the camera, no b&w conversion needed. It was a pretty overcast and gray day to begin with. The scene was really eerie. I called my sister after I took it and described it to her so she could tell me what the place was. That’s when I learned how important the lake is to her city and surrounding areas and all about the drought.

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