Toledo Bend Reservoir


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Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/19/2018

Water Resources Outlook - July

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July highlights Fort Polk assignment


Date: 7/13/2018 6:51:00 AM

In addition to Kisatchie National Forest, other national forests that are within a short drive of Fort Polk include: Sabine National Forest along the Toledo Bend Reservoir in Texas; Angelina National

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Local divers empathize with daunting Thailand cave rescue

Houston Chronicle

Date: 7/7/2018 10:00:00 PM

Full screen 1/3 SLIDES © AP 2/3 SLIDES © AP 3/3 SLIDES © AP 3/3 SLIDES Phillips, drawing on his experience as part of the dive team that recovered debris from the space shuttle Columbia in Toledo Bend

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Explore a side of Cowboys QB Dak Prescott you haven't seen before, straight from his childhood friends

The Dallas Morning News

Date: 7/1/2018 12:44:00 PM

Draft weekend in April 2016, they were there. Craft and Jacobs joined Prescott at Toledo Bend Reservoir for three days of fishing, basketball and anticipation. "Three long days," Prescott remembered Tuesday, before Jerry Jones called him in the fourth round

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Junk-Fishing For Scattered Big Bites Was 'The Deal'


Date: 6/12/2018 10:11:00 PM

It would hold me dead in position the whole time." Keith Poche spent his tournament days far up the Sabine – he figures he was at least halfway between the launch and the Toledo Bend Reservoir dam. He didn't have a lot of company. "The only people I saw

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• River: Sabine River
• Length: 1,264 Miles
• Surface Area: 185,000 Acres
• Volume: 4,477,000 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 60 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 110 feet
Toledo Bend Reservoir is a reservoir on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana. the largest man-made body of water in Texas, the largest in the South, and the fifth largest in the United States.
The land along the Orange area often flooded from the Sabine, with destructive effects. Also, the considerations for municipal, industrial, agricultural, and recreational purposes were part of the reasons the Texas State Legislature formed the Sabine River Authority of Texas in 1949, and in 1950 the Louisiana State Legislature created the Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana for the project.
With both authorities in agreement, in 1955 a feasibility report was initiated and by 1959, the two states allocated 30 million dollars for the project. The land was acquired in 1963, with the work following the subsequent year.
Beginning in May 1963, land acquisitions for Toledo Bend Reservoir started as a joint management project of Texas and
Louisiana River Authorities. Construction on the Toledo Bend Dam, spillway, and power plant, began on May 11, 1964. The closure section of the earthen embankment and impoundment of water was begun in October 1966. The power plant was completed and began operating in the early part of 1969. The Toledo Bend Project was constructed primarily for the purposes of water supply, hydroelectric power generation, and recreation.

Toledo Bend Reservoir forms a portion of the boundary between the states of Texas and Louisiana. From the dam site, which is north of Burkeville, TX, the reservoir extends up the river for about 65 miles to Logansport, LA, and inundates land in Sabine, Shelby, Panola and Newton Counties, Texas, and Sabine and DeSoto Parishes, Louisiana.
Toledo Bend is the nation's only public water conservation and hydroelectric power project to be undertaken without federal participation in its permanent financing.

Both private and public facilities are available for swimming, boating, picnicking, fishing, camping, hunting and sightseeing. The reservoir is a popular location for freshwater fishing with many clubs hosting tournaments.

At present, the lake is best suited to shallow draft power boats due to a large number of trees and stumps that are still in the body of the lake.

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