Toledo Bend Reservoir


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Lawsuit challenges reservoir that would supply water for 1.7 million North Texas residents

Dallas Morning News

Date: 5/21/2018 5:00:00 PM

The lawsuit said the corps should have required the district to pursue less "damaging" alternatives, such as creating a smaller version of Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir, tapping into Toledo Bend Reservoir or drawing more water from Lake Texoma

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Craddock: Remembering the Neutral Ground

Longview News-Journal

Date: 5/19/2018 12:29:00 PM

Today, the wild-and-wooly Neutral Ground is only dim history, but it’s still remembered in Florien, Louisiana, down by Toledo Bend Reservoir. Each November the Sabine Parish town celebrates the Sabine Free State Festival - Van “Border Bandit

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Sabine Parish man dies when crushed by boat


Date: 5/1/2018 10:02:00 AM

Rivers said the accident, reported to the Sabine sheriff’s office shortly before 9 a.m., happened at the Branam residence on Bayshore Drive located on Toledo Bend Reservoir north of Toledo Town. Clavier, an employee of B&K Branam Enterprise, was using a

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What to do at every Louisiana state park

The Daily Advertiser

Date: 4/26/2018 11:47:00 AM

We saw two parks in one weekend, thanks to both being located on the same lake — Toledo Bend Reservoir. We camped overnight in a tent with two kids and one dog, left South Toledo Bend State Park in Anacoco early in the morning after the wind and rain

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Bears Repeat as Regional Champs

Montgomery County News

Date: 4/17/2018 10:23:00 PM

That is exactly what your Montgomery Bears Fishing Team did on Saturday April 14th on Toledo Bend Reservoir, successfully defending their Regional Championship from 2017. All told, there were 172 Individual teams from 42 High Schools, from both the East

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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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