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[Posted 9/8/2017] Due to the recent flood event in Orange and Newton Counties, the Sabine River Authority (SRA) is waiving the fee for Total Coliform analyses in drinking water for private wells through September 29, 2017. Individuals are strongly advised to disinfect the well prior to requesting the water test. TCEQ well disinfection instructions can be viewed or downloaded HERE. Approved containers and sampling instructions can be picked up at SRA's Environmental Services Division Water Quality Laboratory at 1895 I-P Way (formerly O-I Road), Orange, TX. Only samples delivered in these approved containers can be tested. Regular Laboratory hours are Monday - Friday between 8 am and 4:30 pm. Call the Laboratory at 409-746-3284 during regular hours for more information.

ADVISORY # 15
DATE:   Wednesday, September 8, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES DECREASE

AS OF TIME:    0515 hrs 

RESERVOIR ELEV:     172.00 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 5000 cfs TO 200 cfs

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

1

0.21

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 7030 cfs

2

Under Repair

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

200

GENERATORS

7030

            TOTAL

7230

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 14
DATE:   Wednesday, September 6, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES DECREASE

AS OF TIME:    1457 hrs 

RESERVOIR ELEV:     172.27 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES WILL REMAIN AT 5000 cfs   until Toledo Bend Reservoir reaches conservation pool level of 172.00 ft. msl

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

5

1

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 7030 cfs

2

Shut down temporarily for repairs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

5000

GENERATORS

7030

            TOTAL

12030

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 13
DATE:   Monday, September 4, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES DECREASE

AS OF TIME:    1200 hrs 

RESERVOIR ELEV:     172.50 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 11000 cfs TO 5000 cfs  until Toledo Bend Reservoir reaches conservation pool level of 172.00 ft. msl

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

5

1

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 8600 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6450 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

5000

GENERATORS

15050

            TOTAL

20050

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 12
DATE:   Sunday, September 3, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES DECREASE

AS OF TIME:    1330 hrs 

RESERVOIR ELEV:     172.68 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 22000 cfs TO 11000 cfs 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

11

1

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 9960 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6530 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

11000

GENERATORS

16490

            TOTAL

27490

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 11
DATE:   Saturday, September 2, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES

AS OF TIME:    2300 hrs 

RESERVOIR ELEV:     172.90 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 33000 cfs TO 22000cfs 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

11

2

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 9960 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6530 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

22000

GENERATORS

16490

            TOTAL

38490

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 10
DATE:   Saturday, September 2, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES

AS OF TIME:     1200 hrs 

RESERVOIR ELEV:     173.10 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 44000 cfs TO 33000cfs 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

11

3

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 9960 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6530 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

33000

GENERATORS

16490

            TOTAL

49490

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 9
DATE:   Friday, September 1, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES

AS OF TIME:     2330hrs  

RESERVOIR ELEV:     173.30 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 66000 cfs TO 44000cfs 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

11

4

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 9960 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6530 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

44000

GENERATORS

16490

            TOTAL

60490

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 8
DATE:   Thursday, August 31, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES

AS OF TIME:     0430hrs  

RESERVOIR ELEV:     173.54 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 44000 cfs TO 66000cfs 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

11

6

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 8950 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6570 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

66000

GENERATORS

15520

            TOTAL

81520

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 7
DATE:   Wednesday, August 30, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES

AS OF TIME:     2300hrs  

RESERVOIR ELEV:     173.39 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 33000 cfs TO 44000cfs 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

11

4

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 7420 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6970 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

44000

GENERATORS

14390

            TOTAL

58390

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 6
DATE:   Wednesday, August 30, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES

AS OF TIME:     1900hrs  

RESERVOIR ELEV:     173.24 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 22000 cfs TO 33000cfs 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

11

3

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 7420 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6970 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

33000

GENERATORS

14390

            TOTAL

47390

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 5
DATE:   Wednesday, August 30, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES

AS OF TIME:     1530hrs  

RESERVOIR ELEV:     172.94 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 11000 cfs TO 22000cfs 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

11

2

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 7420 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6970 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

22000

GENERATORS

14390

            TOTAL

36390

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 4
DATE:   Wednesday, August 30, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES

AS OF TIME:     1430hrs  

RESERVOIR ELEV:     172.86 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 5000 cfs TO 11000cfs 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

11

1

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 7420 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6970 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

11000

GENERATORS

14390

            TOTAL

25390

 

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY # 3
DATE:   Wednesday, August 30, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES

AS OF TIME:     0930hrs  

RESERVOIR ELEV:     172.49 FT. MSL

SPILLWAY RELEASES HAVE CHANGED FROM 200 cfs TO 5000cfs 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDE FOR SPILLWAY GATE OPERATIONS IN THE LICENSE APPROVED BY FERC FOR TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR, CURRENT RELEASES ARE NOTED BELOW:

SPILLWAY GATES

Number of Gates

Opened (Feet)

5

1

 

 

GENERATORS

Generator #

Current Status

1

24 hrs at 7420 cfs

2

24 hrs at 6970 cfs

TOTAL RELEASES  

 

 (CFS)

 

 

SPILLWAY

5000

GENERATORS

14390

            TOTAL

19390

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

ADVISORY #2
DATE: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – POTENTIAL WATER RELEASES

 

Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 0900 hours, the reservoir elevation was 172.45  ft. MSL. Currently, both generators are operating 24 hours per day.  If the reservoir continues to rise, spillway gates will have to be opened.  Spillway releases will be initiated around 172.5’ MSL.

Interested persons should monitor current river and reservoir levels and reservoir release amounts since the river could reach flood stage and evacuation of persons, animals, and property may become necessary.

Releases through the spillway gates, depending on upstream and downstream conditions, will be made in accordance with the Toledo Bend Spillway Operating Guide as approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  The first step will be to open five gates one foot each.

Once the spillway releases begin, the local sheriff’s office, as well as the Toledo Bend Project offices at the dam site will be able to give the latest reported river stages and river forecasts received from the National Weather Service, River Forecast Center.

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

Toledo Bend Reservoir is not a flood control reservoir and can experience significant rises in elevation in a short time span, as much as one to two feet in a 24 to 36 hour period.

 

ADVISORY #1
DATE: Wednesday, 8-30-17

TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – OPERATIONS

 Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that on Wednesday, August 30, 2017,  at 0800 hours, the reservoir elevation was 172.31 ft. MSL.  Currently, both generatos are operating 24 hours per day.

Inflow information from the National Weather Service Forecast Center is currently being monitored. Should the reservoir continue to rise, spillway gates may have to be opened.  Releases through the spillway gates will be made in accordance with the Toledo Bend Spillway Operating Guide as approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Toledo Bend Reservoir is not a flood control reservoir and can experience significant rises in elevation in a short time span. The Sabine River Authority of Texas and the Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana emphasize the importance of keeping informed and staying safe during a rain event.

Interested persons should monitor current river and reservoir levels since the Sabine River could reach flood stage and evacuation of persons, animals and property may become necessary.

Up-to-date reservoir elevations and releases as well as links to specific river gauges may be obtained from SRA’s websites: www.srala-toledo.com or www.sratx.org.  Information on specific river gages can be obtained from the National Weather Service at the following website: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc and from the USGS at the following website: http://tx.waterdata.usgs.gov.

 

Posted August 21, 2017

Sabine River Authority of Texas Board of Directors Meeting

The Sabine River Authority of Texas Board of Directors will meet in Orange, Texas on August 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM (local time)

View the Complete Meeting Notice at the Texas Secretary of State Open Records Query (includes location of meeting and agenda).

Posted August 22, 2017

Sabine River Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors

The Sabine River Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors will meet in Orange, Texas on August 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM (local time)

View the Complete Meeting Notice at the Texas Secretary of State Open Records Query (includes location of meeting and agenda).


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