Toledo Bend Reservoir News

12/10/2017
Roger Griffeth
Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property".

12/7/2017 2:17:00 AM
Magnolia Reporter
Low temperatures will range from around 20 degrees in Southeast Oklahoma to around 30 degrees across the Toledo Bend Reservoir and west-central Louisiana. The forecast low for the Magnolia area is 28 degrees on Friday and Saturday mornings. Precautions ...

11/18/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services

11/16/2017 12:20:00 PM
tripstodiscover.com
Toledo Bend Reservoir is nestled along the border of Texas and Louisiana, offering an abundance of recreational opportunities. In fact, the destination is nationally recognized for its bass fishing tournaments. In addition to enjoying all types of water ...

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

11/14/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss Lake

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

10/15/2017 5:27:00 AM
Louisiana Sportsman
I always had Crème worms on three-hook rigs with spinners in front in my box.” Then Toledo Bend Reservoir caught their eye. They started fishing it from an “old green tent.” When Chaumont was 14, his father bought a camp on the lake. “From 14 to ...

10/13/2017 7:39:00 AM
outdoorhub.com
Louisiana blue crabs, photo by Instagram user @louisiana_onfly Link’s hometown of Sulphur, Louisiana is about an hour and a half south of Toledo Bend Reservoir – Bassmaster magazine’s No. 1 bass lake in the U.S. for two consecutive years.

10/10/2017 6:45:00 PM
outdoorhub.com
I was about 10 years old when I figured out there are alligators in there!” Link’s hometown of Sulphur, Louisiana is about an hour and a half south of Toledo Bend Reservoir – Bassmaster magazine’s No. 1 bass lake in the U.S. for two consecutive years.

9/28/2017 9:57:00 AM
Louisiana Sportsman
A video of Craft's full statement can be seen here. At the same time, water levels on the massive Toledo Bend Reservoir continued to rise, prompting officials to increase the openings of the gates at that dam. The lake had risen to 173.67 feet by 10 a.m ...

9/26/2017 8:00:00 AM
The Weather Channel
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9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

9/22/2017 11:18:00 AM
Lake Charles American Press
District 12 Police Juror Judd Bares said the policy should be revisited after Southwest Louisiana parishes were affected by Tropical Storm Harvey and the subsequent opening of the floodgates at the Toledo Bend Reservoir. “We’ve got a lot of data just ...

9/14/2017 11:25:00 AM
Lake Charles American Press
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 ...

9/12/2017 8:06:08 PM
KXXV-TV News 25
The Beauregard Parish Police Jury unanimously voted on a resolution asking Louisiana's congressional delegation for help changing the guidelines regarding flood gates at Toledo Bend. Residents and businesses along the Sabine River flooded in the aftermath ...

9/9/2017 11:13:00 AM
Lake Charles American Press
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 ...

9/7/2017 12:34:00 PM
USA Today
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.ly/2vQi8Fv

9/6/2017 7:02:00 PM
12 NEWS
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 ...

9/6/2017 5:00:00 PM
Guampdn
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 guampdn.com: https://usat.ly/2vQi8Fv

9/4/2017 7:14:00 PM
Beaumont Enterprise
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 ...

9/3/2017 8:19:00 PM
The Advocate
The last holdout, Starks High, in the parish’s northwest corner, remained closed because of the release of water from the Toledo Bend Reservoir, but the small high school is scheduled to reopen Tuesday. Holly Holland, a spokeswoman for the school ...

9/1/2017 9:19:00 PM
The Wall Street Journal
That many meals were already distributed by lunchtime Friday. The volunteers—who are anticipating that the relief release of water from the Toledo Bend Reservoir could prevent them from leaving Orange for the foreseeable future—also set up a satellite ...

9/1/2017 8:30:00 PM
The Brownsville Herald
Gremillion said the amount of rain brought in by Harvey could cause flooding in areas that didn't flood in March 2016 and a planned release of water at the Toledo Bend Reservoir also will affect the river's rise. Gremillion's spokesman, Tom Hoefer ...

9/1/2017 7:58:00 PM
HuffPost
In Orange, near the border with Louisiana, floodwater was still rising on Thursday after authorities released water from the Toledo Bend reservoir and ordered a mandatory evacuation of nearby low-lying areas. Rescuers from the National Guard gathered ...

9/1/2017 6:32:00 PM
The News & Observer
Gremillion said the amount of rain brought in by Harvey could cause flooding in areas that didn't flood in March 2016 and a planned release of water at the Toledo Bend Reservoir also will affect the river's rise. Gremillion's spokesman, Tom Hoefer ...

9/1/2017 6:13:00 PM
USA Today
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.ly/2erjBHf

9/1/2017 5:42:13 PM
USA Today on MSN.com
Drone video shows the dramatic sight of the flood gates being open at the Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Texas/Louisiana state line. CBS News 2:46

9/1/2017 4:32:00 PM
U.S. News & World Report
He says a planned release of water at the Toledo Bend Reservoir also will affect the river's rise. Gremillion's spokesman, Tom Hoefer, says the people in the affected areas are well aware of the risks involved if they stay and likely "will heed the request ...

9/1/2017 4:12:00 PM
The TownTalk
VIDEO- Exclusive Drone Video of the Toledo Bend Reservoir Flood Gates Toledo Bend Reservoir along the Louisiana/Texas border is at near-record heights as a result of Hurricane Harvey. 11 gates have been opened to release water into the Sabine River.

9/1/2017 3:55:51 PM
Shreveport Times
VIDEO- Exclusive Drone Video of the Toledo Bend Reservoir Flood Gates Toledo Bend Reservoir along the Louisiana/Texas border is at near-record heights as a result of Hurricane Harvey. 11 gates have been opened to release water into the Sabine River.

9/1/2017 10:28:00 AM
WSFA 12
La. 109 between La. 12 (Starks) and La. 389 (Fields) is closed due to high water. Toledo Bend Reservoir water releases increased 11 gates at 6 feet: Toledo Bend level up to 173.53'. 11 gates open at 4 feet. Here is a look at river stages downstream and ...

8/31/2017 10:45:00 PM
7 WDAM
La. 109 between La. 12 (Starks) and La. 389 (Fields) is closed due to high water. Toledo Bend Reservoir water releases increased 11 gates at 6 feet: Toledo Bend level up to 173.53'. 11 gates open at 4 feet. Here is a look at river stages downstream and ...

8/31/2017 10:57:00 AM
The Times-Picayune
Toledo Bend Reservoir along the Louisiana/Texas border is at near-record heights as a result of rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey, forcing officials to open gates to drain water into the Sabine River, KTBS is reporting. The 186,000-acre reservoir reached ...

8/30/2017 4:53:00 PM
umc.org
Dolph said he’s still concerned about swelling rivers and lakes from Tropical Storm Harvey, including the Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana. But he said his churches are preparing to provide help as needed, including ...

8/30/2017 1:47:00 PM
kplcblogs.typepad.com
Rainfall will dictate how much more flooding could occur on both rivers, while future releases from the Toledo Bend Reservoir could cause additional along the Sabine River. Please monitor the forecast closely if you live along any area rivers or waterways.

8/30/2017 1:45:00 PM
Lake Charles American Press
Mancuso said his office has staged its command center and high-water rescue vehicles in the Starks and Vinton areas in anticipation of rising water when the flood gates are opened at Toledo Bend Reservoir. “We’re not going to have a disaster in the ...

8/30/2017 9:11:00 AM
KTBS
Toledo Bend Reservoir reached 173.68 feet at 9 a.m. today but that's still not as high as the record from the March 2016 flood. Water is still being released through through the spillway gates and hydro-electric generators in an effort to lower the level ...

8/30/2017 9:11:00 AM
KTBS
More spillway gates have been opened at the Toledo Bend Reservoir because of excessive rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey. The Sabine River Authority at 7 p.m. announced it had opened all 11 spillway gates 3 feet each. That's an increase from the 5 gates ...

8/30/2017 9:11:00 AM
KTBS
Toledo Bend Reservoir reached 173.7 feet at 11 a.m. today but that's still not as high as the record from the March 2016 flood. Water is still being released through through the spillway gates and hydro-electric generators in an effort to lower the level ...





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