Toledo Bend Reservoir


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Full Pool: 172.0
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Myers gets bass season off to strong start with 11-pound, 6-ounce lunker

Madison Courier

Date: 3/13/2018 12:03:00 PM

Madison’s Chris Myers has caught a lot of fish and won a lot of tournaments as a professional bass angler over the last 37 years but the big lunker he landed on March 8 at Toledo Bend Reservoir in Many, Louisiana, topped everything he’s done to date

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McNeese accreditation reaffirmed for 10 more years

Lake Charles American Press

Date: 2/28/2018 11:09:00 AM

UPDATE: Due to the opening of the gates at Toledo Bend Reservoir, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is staging its high-water vehicles and boats in different areas within the parish in preparation for the possibility of flooding. Families Helping

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Beauregard braces for flooding

Lake Charles American Press

Date: 2/27/2018 11:30:00 AM

Beauregard Parish authorities filed for a state of emergency Monday morning as Sabine River Authority officials began to open gates at the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Police jury president Teddy Welch issued the state of emergency at 9 a.m., as 11 gates at the

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How will the state crisis impact Louisiana's tourism?


Date: 2/26/2018 5:09:00 PM

Blayne Alexander reports. Following a soggy week, the Toledo Bend Reservoir in Sabine Parish has reached pool stage and all eleven spillway gates have been opened by a foot. Another concern in Vernon Parish following heavy rainfall--Vernon and Anacoco lakes

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All Toledo Bend Gates Opened


Date: 2/26/2018 3:56:00 PM

Following a soggy week, the Toledo Bend Reservoir in Sabine Parish has reached pool stage and all eleven spillway gates have been opened by a foot. Another concern in Vernon Parish following heavy rainfall--Vernon and Anacoco lakes. Dams and levees were

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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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