Toledo Bend Reservoir


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Toledo Bend Reservoir 10 Day Weather

The Weather Channel

Date: 6/21/2017 7:07:17 PM

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Rustic cabin retreat offers ultimate lake getaway

Shreveport Times

Date: 6/19/2017 5:14:00 AM

Rustic cabin retreat offers ultimate lake getaway Overlooking Lana Bay on the Toledo Bend Reservoir, this home is designed for lakeside fun. Check out this story on

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Gun Drawn During Dispute Over Fishing Hole: Report

Date: 6/16/2017 7:05:00 AM

A dispute over a fishing spot on Toledo Bend Reservoir led to charges for two men, including one who pulled out a gun. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release that the incident happened June 12 on Toledo Bend Reservoir

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Anglers Cited for Harassment on Toledo Bend


Date: 6/16/2017 1:03:00 AM

man for an alleged dispute over a public fishing hole on Toledo Bend Reservoir in Sabine Parish on June 12, 2017. Agents cited Dean Bullara, 56, from Opelousas, for harassment of persons lawfully fishing. Agents were called to the scene following 911 calls

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Brothers in arms

Louisiana Sportsman

Date: 6/15/2017 4:59:00 PM

Their outdoors “activities” weren’t confined to hunting. In 1976, they took their family’s new Terry ABF Bass Boat to Toledo Bend Reservoir to bream fish. They found a bass tournament weigh-in. Mike explained the rest. “As they released the bass

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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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