Toledo Bend Reservoir

LOUISIANA - TEXAS


Lake Level
170.14 FEET
9/21/2017
Full Pool: 172.0
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Beauregard Police Jury votes to ask federal officials to change guidelines Toledo Bend

Lake Charles American Press

Date: 9/14/2017 11:25:00 AM

DERIDDER — The Beauregard Parish Police Jury on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion to ask federal officials to change the way the gates at Toledo Bend Reservoir are operated. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission guidelines prohibit the opening of gate

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Beauregard to request changes in operation of Toledo Bend gates

Lake Charles American Press

Date: 9/9/2017 11:13:00 AM

DERIDDER — The Beauregard Parish Police Jury is expected to approve a motion next week to ask the federal government to change the guidelines for opening the gates at Toledo Bend Reservoir. The motion for the resolution was introduced this week by panel

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Soar above the Toledo Bend Reservoir

USA Today

Date: 9/7/2017 12:34:00 PM

Soar above the Toledo Bend Reservoir Drone video shows the dramatic sight of the flood gates being open at the Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Texas/Louisiana state line. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat

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Toledo Bend Reservoir slows water releases, as Texas recovers from Harvey

12 NEWS

Date: 9/6/2017 7:02:00 PM

The Toledo Bend Reservoir, which is the largest man-made body of water in Texas, has decreased water release flow by a little more than 36-percent following Harvey, engineers confirmed to 12 News Wednesday. The abundance of rain that fell on the reservoir

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Photos: Deweyville flooded twice in two years

Beaumont Enterprise

Date: 9/4/2017 7:14:00 PM

The rural Newton County town, which was devastated in March 2016 when the Sabine River Authority opened gates to lower the level of Toledo Bend Reservoir, was inundated again last week, when rain dumped by Harvey caused the authority to open the spillway

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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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