Toledo Bend Reservoir


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'Ground-up' water planning working for region


Date: 2/17/2018 9:40:00 PM

The only reservoir in the Region D plan is just that — it's in the plan. Rabbit Creek Reservoir was envisioned as a small holding pool for water piped from Toledo Bend Reservoir to Dallas, a plan very much shelved for now. "It's feasible in the future

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High school bass fishing teams rise in popularity

Farm and Dairy

Date: 2/7/2018 9:00:00 PM

The pair of 17-year-olds from the Chicago area surpassed 241 other teams competing on Toledo Bend Reservoir Jan. 28. “It’s an honor to play a role in this tremendous program for young anglers at the high school level,” said Ben Maki, senior vice

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ETBU anglers compete on Toledo Bend

The Marshall News Messenger

Date: 2/4/2018 2:01:00 AM

The Central Open Tour event was held at world-famous Toledo Bend Reservoir. After two days of tough competition with ETBU's four teams, they found themselves falling short of finishing in the top 30, and missed fishing the final day of the event and

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Below the Waterline: ISU offers students outdoors-related sports


Date: 1/31/2018 9:54:00 PM

The Illinois State Bass Fishing Team started the year ranked in the top 20 nationally and just returned from a successful trip to Toledo Bend Reservoir in Texas. The team will continue to have tournaments this spring and early summer across the country

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Game warden field notes

Chron on

Date: 1/30/2018 9:14:00 AM

The cases are pending. No Herding Allowed On Jan. 14, Sabine County game wardens were patrolling Toledo Bend Reservoir for duck hunting violations when they heard a group of duck hunters shooting nearby. As they motored close by to check for compliance

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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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